Thanks to the recent Ultimania book for Final Fantasy VII Remake, we're learning just how much of a little stinker director Tetsuya Nomura can be.
Amid statements that he "can't tell us what the second meaning behind the 'Remake' title is just yet." he and producer Yoshinori Kitase recently commented vaguely on the future of the Remake project: both from a philosophical and practical perspective. While Kitaste maintainsthat they are keeping with the core story of the original, Nomura notes that the game "might be broken into shorter stories" so they can release it quicker.
The reality is that we just don't know how many episodes this thing is going to be in the end. The question is: how many episodes do you want it to be?