"No remake. No next installment. This ends now!"
So we've got the original FF7 game, Dirge of Cerberus, and Crisis Core. Plus of course, other installments in the FF7 universe, from movies, mangas, anime, and mobile games. (Sorry, Dissidia and KH are not part of FF7 canon, for obvious reasons.)
Looks like those who were wondering whatever happened after the end of Dirge (or any other further plot development in the FF7 universe) may have to wait a long while yet - and by saying "long while" that's an optimistic outlook. More like "never" than "long while" actually.
In the recent screening of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete, producer Shinji Hashimoto noted that this iteration in the FF7 franchise will be the "end for now." Which is somewhat different from what we heard Tetsuya Nomura say recently.
Nomura, in an interview with Famitsu, reveals that "he believes he's done all he wants to do for Advent Children, but he already has ideas for the next product in the compilation." To now hear from Hashimoto that the series is at a close may sound like the nail on the coffin, but still, there's the "for now" clause attached to it.
Chances are, we may not see any new plot developments - game, game spin-off, movie, manga, anime, webisode, or any manner of medium - for Square Enix's FF7 franchise any time soon. FF7ACC is the end. Period. This however, doesn't rule out a new installment way down the road.
- Square Enix updates: Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, FF Versus XIII, FFVII compilation
- FFVII Ultimania to get revised edition alongside FF7ACC
- FF7 Advent Children Complete Trailer 2: over 4 minutes long, has extra footage
- FFVII: Advent Children Complete comes with prequel anime