This is rather unexpected.
For months fans have been speculating regarding Final Fantasy VIIRemake‘s episodic strategy. After finding out that the game will not indeed be a full-on single release that provides a 1:1 look at VII‘s world, fans started to get worried that they would take the adventure game route and only provide a few hours of content at a time. It didn’t help that the developers were as vague as possibleabout it.
But according to the new issue of Game Informer, each episode will be a “full-scale game on par with installments of the Final Fantasy XIIIsub-series.” Well, those are indeed 40-hour JRPGs, so, it checks out.
Funnily enough the developers were quick to backpedal on any comparisons to XIII, noting that it will not take the “multi-angle” approach for the narrative because VIIalready has a pre-existing story.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake [Game Informer via IGN]