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Final Fantasy 7 remake will feature full voice acting, could be open-world

Don't expect more news until 2016, though

When the PlayStation 4 remake of Final Fantasy 7 arrives, you can expect it to be completely voiced — even in those infamous dating scenes.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's director Tetsuya Nomura and producer Yoshinori Kitase spoke to Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation for its most recent issue, sharing this and a few other details on the upcoming game.

As translated by Gematsu, Nomura and Kitase confirmed that the game will have voice acting throughout, as first heard in its most recent trailer, although the actors might be different than those used in spinoff film Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children.

Along with the dating events, the production team plans to bring back the original game's minigames. The staff is currently weighing how to implement them, and whether or not to bring them all back.e

As fans saw in the footage shown at this month's PlayStation Experience 2015, the game will look and play a bit differently, despite the studio's commitment to preserving these original elements. Another change could be coming in the form of a more open-world environment, which was glimpsed in the recent teaser. Kitase was hesitant to refer to the map as a "sandbox," but did say that the characters' actions will affect the environment.

There's still no release date on the table for the remake, but while there have been quite a few details as of late, don't expect much new information for awhile. Nomura said he intends to wait until the release of PS4 games Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and World of Final Fantasy, both of which debuted new footage at this weekend's Jump Festa, before sharing any more news on Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

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