The highly anticipated remake of Final Fantasy VII has switched development teams and is now being worked on in-house by Square Enix. External studio CyberConnect2
Square Enix’s Naoki Hamaguchi explained how development had switched but didn’t go into details about why the decision had been made. However, earlier comments by people working at the publisher suggested that they were not impressed with the stylistic approach made by the developer.
“We took over the development side of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake,” Hamaguchi said. “Up until now, development has progressed by receiving external collaboration, but from here on out, with production and quality in mind, we’re shifting to our in-house organisation. This company decision was made wanting to control quality as well as keeping the schedule stable.”