500 Years Later: An Oral History of Final Fantasy VII



ISBN: 9780500027363 Category:

Matt Leone


A thrilling deep dive into the creation of the revered PlayStation RPG.

Comprising over thirty interwoven voices, this beautifully produced book offers unprecedented insight into the craft and ambition behind the revered PlayStation RPG. An extended adaptation of Matt Leone’s celebrated 27,000 word history, published online by Polygon in January 2017, this physical version has been designed by Rachel Dalton and features sixteen specially commissioned illustrations by sparrows, eight new standalone interviews, and a foreword by series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.

Additional information

Weight 610 g
Dimensions 17.1 x 23.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 26 October 2023
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions 17.1 x 23.6 cm
Weight 610 g


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Twenty-five years ago, Matt Leone couldn't think of anything better to pad out his birthday thank you notes, so he filled them with Mortal Kombat II facts and has been writing about games ever since. Currently, he's an editor at Polygon, working with freelancers and reporting on behind the scenes aspects of the game industry.