We're exactly one month away from Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade's launch on PS5, and we've received a slate of news this last week. Between a new trailer revealing Fort Condor's minigame is back and an admission of PS5 exclusivity for six months, Tetsuya Nomura's offered a brief sequel update.
Having served as co-director on Part 1, Nomura's stepping back into a creative director role for Part 2 this time around, but still playing a key role in development. As reported by Famitsu, he left a short message about the next entry on a broadcast for upcoming mobile game Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 Will Feature A "Different Atmosphere" To Part 1, Starts Right After Intergrade
Confirming that development is "proceeding smoothly", he revealed Part 2 features a ‘different atmosphere’ from the first game, talking about how "Cloud is running in the wilderness in the sequel". That's likely referencing the wider world beyond Midgar, which had open exploration in the original PS1 game, and Nomura separately advised Part 2 starts right after Intergrade's events.
As it stands, a release window hasn't been confirmed yet for Part 2, but Square Enix are appearing at E3 2021 next month, which occurs days after Intergrade's launch. Though Final Fantasy XVI is expected to be shown, we remain hopeful for an update on this sequel too.