When there are just a few weeks left until the launch of Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reuniona project between a remaster and a remake, Square Enix has published a new document full of FAQs to offer gamers interested in buying all the clarifications they need.
There are many topics touched upon in the document available at this address, too the reasons that led Square Enix to use the Unreal Engine 4. The Epic Games engine, which will gradually be shelved and replaced by the more recent Unreal Engine 5 in the coming years, was primarily chosen for its versatility, a trait of vital importance for a project like Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion destined to be released on all the main gaming platforms, ie PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC and Nintendo Switch. Decisive also turned out support for the C++ programming languagewhich was used to develop the original PSP version.
Although the scaffolding has remained the same as the 2007 game, Square Enix has put a lot of effort into updating it and making it palatable to modern gamers, for example by entrusting Image Studio (company formerly known as Visual Works) the task of recreate your movies from scratch. In order to maintain the same feeling of the original cinematics, which were well received 15 years ago, the makers used an image expansion method called up-conversion that integrates AI algorithms and image analysis techniques. Some new elements, such as the sword that the protagonist holds during the story, have been added in the cutscenes with the use of techniques that reproduce the textures of the time, so as not to be false and poorly integrated into the context. Exceptions are the animations of the summons which have a direct effect on the gameplaywhich have been completely redone to improve the pace of the game while maintaining the impact of the original.
We will be able to test the fruit of all this work in a few days, since the launch is scheduled for December 13th. While waiting for the review, enjoy the report of our latest test of Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion.