The conversation was between producer Yoshinori Kitase and development lead Naoki Hamaguchi where there was mention about how the game might only be released during Final Fantasy's 35th Anniversary, which would be five years from now in 2023. Not episodes like The Council, parts like the three Final Fantasy XIII games. Square Enix has also signed Nobuo Uematsu, the composer for the original Final Fantasy VII, to be on board the project.
Locke's design is actually based off of the original Yoshitaka Amano concept art of the character, although he does come with an alternate costume that falls more in line with his in-game look from Final Fantasy VI. They even added that they are working on "something we've never seen before", further hyping up the game, if that was at all possible.
Beginning today, Sephiroth, the legendary antagonist of FINAL FANTASY® VII, comes to FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS® alongside new FINAL FANTASY VII events, quests and more during the month of May.
A screenshot showing an excerpt of the interview can be looked over right here, whereupon Kitase explains how he worked with Uematsu on several projects and how he thought Uematsu wouldn't be interested working on Final Fantasy VII Remake.
While the majority of fans knew that the Final Fantasy VII remake wasn't anywhere near completion, we couldn't have anticipated just how delayed its production would be. The Final Fantasy series in itself is a major franchise for Square Enix, spanning over numerous games, spinoffs, and subseries. Will the game be worth the wait?