Job listing suggests it’s still a way off, so we’ll just have to grin and Barrett.
A Square Enix job listing for Final Fantasy 7 reveals that the company is hiring level planners for the game “to meet fan expectations” and “increase quality”.
The ad – spotted and translated by Siliconera – appears to be part of a concerted effort to put together a larger core dev team to take the remaster’s quality up a notch.
“We’ve come to the conclusion that in order to meet fan expectations we must increase its quality another step higher”, reads the translated statement.
“Therefore, in addition to the current members for the Final Fantasy VII Remake development, we must establish a core group that includes level planners, battle planners, designers, engineers, and various types of jobs to tackle on the production of the big title.”
According to Siliconera, the listing makes it clear that it isn’t a last minute recruitment drive to deal with an escalating work load. The new hire will be encouraged to contribute ideas towards the characters as well as “brainstorm level designs for each location.”
The Final Fantasy 7 remake is still a long way off, with Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda saying that the company had plans to launch the title “in the next three years or so.”
Last year, Square announced that development of the title would move to an ‘internal setup’, after initially being helped along by CyberConnect2, an external studio. At the time, the game’s project lead, Naoki Hamaguchi, had explained that the decision was made so that they could “control everything, including quality, on a stable schedule.”
With a focus on high quality, and no apparent rush to get the game, fans can rest easy for now, as the quality of the remake seems to be a high priority over at the studio.