Square Enix has officially announced the follow-up to Final Fantasy VII Remakeand it is set to launch next Winter. During the Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary, we learned the sequel will be titled Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and it will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive.
“As revealed on the broadcast, there are currently four Final Fantasy VII projects being developed in parallel. Although each of the four titles plays a different role, they are all connected through the high-quality depictions of Final Fantasy VII’s world and characters. As someone who was involved with the development of each and every one of the original titles, I deeply understand the vision and thoughts behind each project, and I am actively involved in the development process for all four titles,” says creative director Tetsuya Nomura.
“Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is being designed so that people can enjoy this game whether they know the original game or not. In fact, new players might even enjoy starting their Final Fantasy VII journey with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Cloud and his friends embark on a new journey in this game, and I believe that the scenes that they witness after leaving Midgar will give players a fresh, new experience. I can’t wait to share the intention behind naming the first title, “REMAKE,” and the second title, “REBIRTH.” In time, I hope to reveal what the third title will be called, and where this journey will ultimately lead.”
Today’s reveal confirms that Final Fantasy Remake will now be a trilogy. This is a great way for the developers to tie in all the previous entries in a way that makes sense. Given that over the years, mobile ports, novellas, and audio dramas were crucial to understanding the world of Final Fantasy VII, a trilogy gives players a perfect way to dive in without all the extras.
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“The development of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has been progressing rapidly since we adopted a new development structure. A title of this scale in which everything is interconnected even before production began is truly rare. In fact, some development has already begun on the third title. I myself have started on the development and am working towards the completion of the series.”