December 7, 2015

Unreal Engine 4 Powering FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Development

By Dana Cowley

Epic Games is proud to announce today that FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is created with Unreal Engine 4. Square Enix fully unveiled the game onstage during PlayStation Experience 2015 this weekend, giving everyone a first look at one of the most celebrated games ever made, at last redone with high-fidelity graphics to match its lively and emotive story and cast of characters. The highly anticipated remake of the role-playing game was first unveiled earlier this year during E3 2015.

“We realize how special FINAL FANTASY VII is to fans, and we place our trust in Unreal Engine 4 technology and tools to help deliver this long-awaited remake, crafted for modern platforms,” said Yoshinori Kitase at Square Enix. “Working with the team at Epic and having their support throughout this process was invaluable and we’re excited to bring the product of that collaboration to long-time fans and newcomers to the series.”

We’re humbled that Square Enix has chosen Unreal Engine 4 to recreate one of the world’s most beloved video games of all time,” said Taka Kawasaki, territory manager for Epic Games Japan. “It is a joy to work with the talented developers behind the franchise, and this marks an unforgettable moment in Unreal Engine history.”

First released in 1997 on the PlayStation® computer entertainment system, FINAL FANTASY VII is universally regarded as a hallmark title of the RPG genre. The original title received high praise for its epic storyline, unique characters, and movie sequences that utilized the most cutting-edge technology of the time. Since then, the game has sold over 11 million copies worldwide and continues to receive widespread acclaim from critics and fans around the world. The popular game has been extended with spin-offs, films, and merchandise.


Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for bringing high-fidelity experiences to PC, console, mobile, Web and VR. Unreal Engine accelerates the creation of games, applications, simulations, visualizations and cinematic content. Download Unreal Engine for free at, and follow @UnrealEngine for updates. 

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