During Final Fantasy 7’s 25th anniversary event, Square Enix finally gave a first look at Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Rebirth.
When Square Enix announced Final Fantasy 7 Remake many years ago, the gaming community did not know that we would have to wait so long. The first game took quite a while to develop, but Final Fantasy 7 Remake was a huge fan favorite at launch and was eventually expanded with Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade. When Square Enix announced a special 25th anniversary event for the series, many were hoping that the long-awaited official word of the second season would emerge.
There were a lot of exciting new announcements at the Final Fantasy 7 event, including an improved version of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 and a Steam version for Final Fantasy 7 Remake due out June 17, 2022. But of course not. An important part is missing, Square Enix has provided gamers with information and lifted the curtain about Final Fantasy 7 Remake part 2.
The Final Fantasy 7 Remake part 2 trailer opens by showing a larger open area than seen in Midgard of the first game. It also hints at many developments on Zack Fair’s new story before it comes to a quick end. It’s not much, but it’s a good trailer for what’s to come in the sequel.
The trailer ends by revealing the official title of season 2 will be Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth, and confirms the release timeframe next winter, which is 2023. This means gamers are still around. There’s a long, long wait ahead, but Square Enix also confirmed there will be three Final Fantasy 7 Remakes. At the very least, this gives gamers some new expectations for the second and third installments. A trilogy of titles, possibly with DLC, is the best direction for the franchise.
Although Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade has been confirmed for Steam, there has been no announcement regarding the release of the Xbox version of FF7 Remake. Many had hoped this version would be announced at the event but nothing happened. Interestingly, however, while Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth has only been confirmed for PS5, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion will launch for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. So there’s still some hope that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will come to Xbox at some point in the future.
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