Final Fantasy 7 vs Remake graphics comparison – 1997 versus 2015 versus 2019

A couple of days ago, Square Enix released a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The game was initially unveiled at E3 2015 and it’s time today to compare its original 1997 version with the latest 2019 version, as well as the E3 2015 build with the State of Play 2019 build.

The first comparison comes from YouTube’s ‘Cycu1’ who has shared a video comparison between the 2015 and the 2019 builds of Final Fantasy 7 Remake and as we can see, there are some visual differences between them. For instance, Cloud was skinnier in the 2015 version, the three helmet lights have been changed on the Soldier unit, and Jessie’s hairstyle has been changed.

Final Fantasy VII Remake 2015 vs 2019 Early Graphics Comparison

The second comparison puts the original 1997 version of Final Fantasy 7 against the latest 2019 build of the remake. Neogaf’s member ‘Flyinmunky‘ has shared the following screenshots that compare the 3D character models that were used in the 1997 and the 2017 versions, showcasing the graphical evolution of this RPG.








Square Enix has stated that it will reveal more details about this remake in June, so here is hoping that the publisher will officially reveal the actual platforms for this remake (from what we know so far, it will be coming on PS4 and perhaps on the PC after its console release).

Stay tuned for more!

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