500 Years Later: An Oral History of Final Fantasy VII


500 Years Later offers a thrilling deep dive into the creation of the revered PlayStation RPG.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2022.

ISBN: 9780957576841 Category:

Matt Leone


Comprising over 30 interwoven voices, this beautifully produced book offers unprecedented insight into the craft and ambition behind the game.

Designed by Rachel Dalton (ex-Spin/Unit Editions) and featuring 16 original illustrations by sparrows.

Interviewees: Shigeo Maruyama, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara, Tomoyuki Takechi, Tatsuya Yoshinari, Kyoko Higo, Yoshihiro Maruyama, Hiroshi Kawai, Yoshinori Kitase, Tetsuya Nomura, Kazuyuki Hashimoto, Keith Boesky, Yoshitaka Amano, Shinichiro Kajitani, Darren Smith, Junichi Yanagihara, Shuhei Yoshida, Jun Iwasaki, George Harrison, Hiroki Chiba, Frank Hom, Nobuo Uematsu, Alexander O. Smith, Kazushige Nojima, Seth Luisi, David Bamberger, Elaine Di Iorio, William Chen, Rex Ishibashi, John Riccitiello, Yoichi Wada, Yusuke Naora.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 18 October 2022
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions N/A
Weight 300 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.