Well, the game initially needed about, what, three discs? Four? Maybe this is just "taking it back to its roots".
:lol A for effort
But <nerdtriva> it's three, but the GAME is really only one. The entire game can be played on any disc, it's just the (huge for the time) CG movies that take up all the space. Fun fact: you can bypass a scratched FF7 disc by engaging a cutscene and doing a discswap. The game'll keep playing, with the wrong CG movie, and then proceed as if nothing has gone amiss. </nerdtrivia>
That's interesting. Do you need to use one of those things to hold down open cover switch, like when you use a boot disc for imports and burns?
To be honest, it's been almost 20 years since I've seen it done so I'm not positive. My original Black Label copy of the game still works flawlessly (or at least it did the last time I played it - the past few times I've revisited FF7 it's been digital re-releases). But if my shaky memory is right I'm pretty sure you need to do the cover trick to pull it off.
Re: Final Fantasy Seven Remake. Original FFVII is on sale on PSN for like $10. I bought it, maybe I'll eventually convince myself to play it. I was hyped for a game with modern graphics with turn-based gameplay. With it being real-time and costing what, about $180 overall, my interest is eroding.
Re: Final Fantasy Seven Remake. I suppose after getting Stacraft 2 over the course of half a decade, I'm less concerned about the game being split up. :lol
And...well, I liked FFXIII, as horrible as that makes me to the franchise as a whole, or so I'm told, so I guess the move to realtime doesn't bug me, though I can appreciate the concerns there even if I don't share them.