It’s no surprise that Sony wants to keep one of the most-anticipated games of the year as part of the Playstation 4’s exclusive catalogue, but it now appears that the end of Final Fantasy 7 Remake exclusivity on various consoles has also been pushed back much like the game itself was.
Originally, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake was supposed to be releasing on March 3, but was recently pushed back to April 10 in order to fine-tune it, especially since the game is vastly expanded from its original version from back in 1997. However, that’s not all now.
It stands to reason that such a popular game would eventually want to make its way over to other platforms, including other consoles like the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, along with the PC. The original Final Fantasy 7, for example, is available on Steam.
However, apparently we won’t be seeing the Final Fantasy 7 Remake on other platforms until sometime after March 3, 2021, or maybe even late April of that year, which is long enough that by then the Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 would probably be out. While this still fits with one-year Final Fantasy 7 Remake exclusivity, some gamers might be less understanding.
Of course, Final Fantasy 7 was a Playstation exclusive to begin with, so it makes sense that Square Enix and Sony want to keep it there for at least a year before allowing it to be ported to other consoles.
And why wouldn’t they? Even with the Final Fantasy 7 Remake exclusivity aside, the game is huge. Even though it will only cover the first segment of the game where the protagonists are in the city of Midgar, it will have been vastly expanded from its original version to fill dozens of hours of content that wasn’t there before.
With that in mind, Playstation 4 owners will be able to start playing the game on April 10 of this year.