"Is the map open world? Kitase: “We cant’ say anything yet, but we don’t plan on fussing about whether it’s a so-called open-world or sandbox. But since Nomura is more focused on the creation of the scenery, we want to express an environment character actions affect the scenery.” http://gematsu.com/2015/12/final-fa...ng-scenes-mini-games-more#k73FoKvUqjQpHlc6.99 Translation: "Dont expect an overworld map. As new generation Square, we are insistent on ruining this game for the hardcore fans of the series as much as possible and will remain willfully ignorant to why anybody ever wanted this remake to happen. Please be excited."