By now most gamers are probably aware of the fact that Final Fantasy Vii is getting a remake. However it seems that prior to this, the game was apparently being developed by both Square Enix and with the help and support from third-party developers, but that has changed as Square has since opted to shift it all in-house.
This was originally reported by Gematsu who picked up on the news during a livestream event. It was also revealed that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII main programmer Haoki Hamaguchi will be the one leading the development on the Final Fantasy Vii Remake, but at this point in time a release date has yet to be confirmed.
According to Hamaguchi, “I’ve taken charge on the development side for Final Fantasy VII Remake. As for the whole story, (it’s a sensitive topic, but) until now, development was moving forward with external cooperation, but the company has decided to shift to an internal setup, including mass production and quality, because we want to control everything, including quality, on a stable schedule. (I won’t be leaving Mobius Final Fantasy.)”