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Tifa’s Outfit Changed in Final Fantasy VII Remake on Advice From Ethics Department



Final Fantasy VII Version of Tifa

Square Enix has switched Tifa’s wardrobe in the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake on advice from its ethics department.

In an interview with Japanese publication Famitsu, game director Testuya Nomura spoke about the changes made to the character. These changes were the result of a discussion between the development team and the company’s ethics department. The aim seems to have been to bring Tifa in line with modern standards and ensure her look appears realistic.

“Our ethics department had asked that we make sure that her top wasn’t loose so that her chest wouldn’t come off as unnatural during heavy action sequences,” said Nomura. “So we took her simplistic upper body clothing and added black undergarments and made it a tank top so that it fits her body well, resulting in a fit and sporty design.”

Readers initially had some confusion over whether the change was to the character’s body rather than just her outfit. A more accurate translation from Twitter user Gaijinhunter clarified that the only design switch was to her clothing. has since confirmed this with other Japanese speakers.

According to Square Enix, the ethics group is an internal team within the company that helps to make sure titles will hit their relevant age ratings in different markets. In a statement issued to Polygon they explained that the group “evaluates game content to make sure it is aligned with the anticipated age ratings standards across the globe (CERO, ESRB, PEGI, etc).”

Final Fantasy VII Remake is due to arrive on PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020. A new trailer and details about the different special edition versions of the game were shown during this year’s E3.

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Ubisoft Discusses How Uplay Plus Will Improve Communication With Players



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Ubisoft believes that its new subscription service Uplay Plus will help the publisher improve communication with players.

Alain Corre, the executive director of EMEA at Ubisoft, spoke to where he outlined the vision and strategy for the company’s new subscription service. He explained that Uplay Plus will help boost communication with players, and the feedback it receives will help improve Ubisoft’s games.

“The reason behind our subscription service… it gives more possibilities for our fans to play our games and we can talk to them. We can keep them in our worlds, we can discuss with them and—thanks to what they say and the way they behave—we can feed that back into our games development. When we are in control of that within our ecosystem, we feel it’s beneficial for our fans. That’s ultimately what we want to do; we want to have more contact with them, more interaction, listening more to what they want and improve based on what they say.”

Corre highlighted that Ubisoft will not solely focus its efforts on Uplay Plus; players will still be able to pick up any of the publishers games either physically or as digital downloads. He explained that the company’s strategy moving into a subscription service is to adapt with modern consumer tends of gamers.

“We are still keeping the traditional model whether they buy our games in a store or download them. It’s really a case of offering the possibilities. Consumers are evolving really fast, and we want to adapt to what they want and propose new things to them, as well as keep the other means of distribution.”

Furthermore Ubisoft revealed that Uplay Plus and all past and future games will be available on the Google Stadia. Ubisoft was an early vocal supporter of Google’s new console, especially as the upcoming console focuses solely on streaming games.

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