At this point I am not joking when I say that the FF VII Remake will be a launch title for the PS5.
Also, cheap artwork. Other than the new Cloud, the background and villain pose feel like they're almost recycled.
I'm starting to agree with the PS5 prediction. If not part 1, than one of the other parts will be on the PS5 for sure.
Also if you really look at the artwork, it keeps the announcement trailer city, but they are making Midgar look more like the original. The base of the Shinra building isn't as big, and the lights are like the ones in the announcement trailer. I wouldn't say its recycled, unless recreating a location is recycling it.
When I look at the top plate city, I almost feel like its Insomina. They are def going for that modern city look compared to the city Midgar was in 1997.
As for the battle system, well anything from the original game wouldn't be compatible with a new PS4 game. Regardless they are creating the remake's engine and systems from scratch, and I feel like they wanted a more realistic approach to combat than the original system. If FFXV is anything to go by, they will continue to use real time combat for future games.
If they had the technology of now back in 1997 I'd bet it would've been real time.