Square Enix has just trademarked Final Fantasy VII Remake in Europe earlier today. This might be confirmation that they are sticking with the remake as the actual name for this release.
To be more specific, the term “Final Fantasy VII Remake” was trademarked on OHIM which stands for the “Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market”. It is basically just a platform for IP holders to trademark terms in Europe.
Square Enix filed the trademark on January 20th, 2016. This could mean the official name of the game will simply be “Final Fantasy VII Remake”. There won’t be any subtitles or anything like that added from the sounds of things. It was filed under class 9, 16 and 41.
Class 9 covers Computer game software or video game software. Class 16 is for Computer game strategy guidebooks, video game strategy guidebooks and other publications. Class 41 is filed for online networks. This means Final Fantasy 7 Remake will have a strategy guide, although online features might be up in the air at the moment.
There was no other valid information that we could uncover for this sudden trademark. This is just a small step that Square Enix is determined to finish developing this game. It will be released in multiple parts and the first episode may not come until 2017.