Is Final Fantasy 7 Remake a PS4 Exclusive? Square Enix Responds

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is not a PS4 exclusive. Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda recently told GameInformer that as far as he’s aware, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is being made with the idea of it being available on both PlayStation 4 and upcoming PlayStation 5. In short, FF7 Remake is being developed as a cross-generation title.

CEO Yosuke Matsuda said:

I believe that our teams have made it so that the game will support both the next generation and the current generation of consoles. I believe it is being developed so that it is going to be playable on both, so I’m not really concerned about that and I believe that the fans are also going to be able to enjoy it on both, including the next-generation of consoles.

FF7 being a cross-gen title does make sense since we know that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be split into multiple games. The first chapter of the game will not arrive until March 3, 2020, and by the time the second chapter of the game arrives, PS4 will be considered as a last gen-machine.

Of course, Matsuda’s statement doesn’t officially confirm Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS5 release date but it’s safe to assume that the game will eventually arrive on Sony’s next console. It’s also possible that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a backward compatible game on PS5. In case you don’t know already, PS5 backward compatibility feature has been confirmed by Sony.

To find out, we will have to wait until the release of the game next year. Until then don’t expect to learn more about the future of Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake was shown at E3 2019 with a new trailer. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any mention of Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC release. However, Square Enix gave PC owners some hope recently by saying that the game will release first on PS4.

Square Enix has not revealed yet exactly when the whole project will be completed. The game producer Yoshinori Kitase says that the development team is simultaneously finishing Final Fantasy VII Remake while also working on the game’s next chapter.

Interested folks can check out FF7 remake gameplay demo on PS4 provided by IGN below.

The upcoming game is so big that it will have to arrive on two discs as confirmed by Producer Kitase. With that confirmed, expect the digital download size of the game to be massive. Interested people can pre-order Final Fantasy 7 Remake now.

There are a total of three Final Fantasy 7 Remake Editions currently available for pre-order including Final Fantasy 7 Remake standard edition, FF7 Remake Deluxe edition, and Final Fantasy 7 Remake 1st Class edition.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake 1st Class edition costs a hefty $330 and includes the following items.

  • Base game with pre-order bonuses
  • Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife & Hardy Daytona box set
  • Artbook
  • Mini-Soundtrack
  • Steelbook case
  • Cactuar Summon Materia DLC
  • Carbuncle Summon Materia DLC

Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS4 will release on March 3, 2020.