Final Fantasy VII Remake won't be just a simple remake, as the game will have several changes and additions in both its gameplay and plot. Speaking with Game Informer, Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed that the remake might include areas and characters from other games in the Final Fantasy VII Complilation, such as Crisis Core.
"It's not to say that all or some of the characters from the spin-offs or other Compilation works will appear in the remake, but if there are any areas where we can use the settings or the characters, we do want to try to incorporate it in there, so it gives off that sense of nuance and those other stories existing," said Kitase.
"There may be instances where the characters appear themselves, or are just referenced in dialogue. But, of course, it would be difficult to follow up on everything that happened in this universe. So, maybe some of the characters who weren't as famous won't appear or be mentioned. But in terms of the characters and instances that remain in the memories of our fans, we do want to try our best to integrate that in some fashion in the world."
Speaking about the gameplay and its change from the turn-based system toward action-focused combat, Kitase explained that although it won't be as action-focused as Dissidia, the gameplay will feel familiar to those that played the game. "We haven't completely transitioned into action, but as our director [Tetsuya] Nomura-san says, Final Fantasy (in terms of action games) is best represented by Dissidia in the current landscape," Kitase explained.
"In terms of the Final Fantasy action battles people have experienced themselves, that is most familiar to them these days. In terms of the image of the battle system, that's where we're getting the feel from. It won't be as action-focused as Dissidia, of course, but the visuals and how the gameplay feels in essence will be drawn from that Dissidia-esque style."
Source: Game Informer