'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' news: Release date to possibly be announced in Q2 2018

(YouTube/Square Enix NA)The release date of "Final Fantasy 7" will likely be announced in the next few months.

Fans of the "Final Fantasy" franchise have been waiting for anything concrete regarding the release date of "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" in PlayStation 4. Though the Square Enix has yet to announce anything final, it recently hinted a possible launch window for the highly-anticipated video game.

According to a report from Express, Square Enix President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda recently said that the company will announce the release dates of some of their games that are on the company's pipeline sometime between April of 2018 and E3 2018. The E3 event, incidentally, will take place in June of this year.

The Square Enix boss, however, did not specifically mention "Final Fantasy 7," though it has already been confirmed that it is already in the pipeline alongside "Kingdom Hearts 3," the report added. Moreover, the developer also released a trailer that will keep the fans excited as they wait for the game's official announcement.

The trailer features the upcoming VR attraction in Universal Studios Japan called the " Final Fantasy XR Ride." The trailer shows one of the ride's visitors in the middle of some actions scenes from the world of "Final Fantasy 7," with Sephiroth and Cloud fighting right in front.

The creation of "Final Fantasy 7" has been hounded by different kinds of delay, primarily because of Square Enix's move to make its development an in-house affair. Trusted Reviews noted that the game developer ditched CyberConnect 2 as its external partner, and opted to develop the game internally.

"I've taken over the development side of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake," said Square Enix's Naoki Hamaguchi during a Mobius Final Fantasy stream, Kotaku reported. "Up until now, development has progressed by receiving external collaboration, but from here on out, with production and quality in mind, we're shifting to our in-house organization. This company decision was made wanting to control quality as well as keeping the schedule stable," the Square Enix boss explained.

With roughly two years since the game was first announced, it will be interesting to see how Square Enix has used the time to create a game that will meet the lofty standards of the franchise's fans.