February 1, 2023

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Final Fantasy 7 battle royale designed to grow series’ typical demographic, director says

Why is there a Final Fantasy 7 battle royale? It’s a good question. Now, FF7 Remake director Tetsuya Nomura – who will act as creative director on battle royale mobile spin-off The First Soldier – has given an answer.

In an interview with Famitsu translated by RPG Site, Nomura said it exists to expand the typical audience attracted to Final Fantasy games, which has become “quite fixed” over time. Yes, you know who you are.

“Fan demographics for long-running IP series do tend to become quite fixed,” Nomura said, “making it something of a challenge for us to appeal outside of that existing fan group.

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