The full remake of the highly popular 1997 action role-playing video game, "Final Fantasy 7," is currently in early development. Square Enix has apparently chosen to take its time in making the game, which means that it might still be a while until the first chapter is released. Now, new information has come to light, thanks to the game's director, Tetsuya Nomura, who shared some details about the upcoming title's battle #System

Real-time combat system

In an interview with the director, which was just recently translated, Nomura revealed that they actually had revamped the entire battle system for the game to make it more engaging for players.

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Square reportedly decided to abandon the turn-based system from the original game in favor of a real-time combat system similar to "Dissidia Final Fantasy."

Within the new real-time combat system, players will be able to initiate different actions, such as finding covers and destroying objects in the environment. Based on the in-game screenshots shared by the director, there is also a big possibility that players may be able to control other characters during battle.

Using Materia and other changes

The in-game screenshots also showed a "Materia" option under the command menu, which is quite surprising as Materia was mostly used to unlock magic and abilities in the previous game. This might indicate that Square has probably decided to rework the entire concept and players may be able to perform special actions during live battles such as Steal, Manipulate, Deathblow, and other abilities.

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Most of the key features in the previous game's battle system are expected to make its way into the new "Final Fantasy 7" remake. This includes the summoning feature, where players were able to summon powerful Guardian Forces (GF) in the original game. However, it is not yet clear how this would work in a real-time battle scenario.

Remake development status

As of the moment, Square Enix has yet to announce any updates regarding the game's development status. The publisher actually missed several opportunities to announce an update regarding the game, which includes the recently held Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the 2016 PlayStation Experience (PSX) event, and the recent 20th anniversary of the original "Final Fantasy 7" video game.

The last update regarding the game's status was from a producer who mentioned that their development team is currently polishing up the "Bombing Run" mission. Given that the mission itself takes place at the very first part of the original game, players may still have a while to wait until the game is released.