It seems like the Final Fantasy VII Remake is going a different direction for its combat. Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine, Game Director Tetsuya Nomura had stated that the team will be making “dramatic changes” to the game’s fights.
/// Tetsuya Nomura | Game Director
“And of course, that being said we want to clarify: We’re not going to be changing it into a shooter or something like that. We are going to be bringing dramatic changes, but we want to make sure it’s still recognizable.”
Nomura had also stated that the team will be looking to the 2005 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children film , which was also directed by Nomura, for visual references and inspiration; but that he and his team “don’t intend on utilizing the 3D models of Advent Children as is because, well, it’s a different technology, and it’s actually been almost ten years since Advent Children was first released.”