Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura has revealed that the Final Fantasy VII Remake development team is considering revisiting various titles in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII at some stage.
Nomura-san made the comments in response to a fan who mentioned playing Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII during a The World Ends With You: Final Remix Q&A. The translation implies that Final Fantasy VII Remake might be accompanied by something from the compilation series, although nothing is set in stone yet.
'Right now I’m concentrating on Kingdom Hearts III, but when that’s finished, VII will be where I head next,' he said.
'I’m thinking about ideas regarding the remake’s release—I even spoke to producer [Yoshinori] Kitase about it today. All of us old-timers are considering various developments in regards to what accompanies the remake. Like if we can manage to do something about the Compilation titles too. But for the time being, please wait for VII's turn to come.'
Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced during E3 2015, although we still have no idea when it'll see the light of day. Unlike the original, the game will be told across multiple parts.
Square Enix has been on a hiring spree for the project, so presumably it means the remake is still a long way off. I mean, it only passed the concept stage a few months ago. Still, at least it'll offer more content, including taking a deeper dive into the AVALANCHE members.
For the record, the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII features a bunch of spinoff games including Crisis Core, Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII, Dirge of Cerberus, and the CG movie Advent Children.