It is an excellent day to be a Final Fantasy fan, as Capcom has announced during its Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration event that the second installment of the series, called Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, will release next winter for PlayStation 5. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will take place after years of the events of the first game, and will offer a new, fresh experience for those who have not been familiar with the Final Fantasy series, according to the developer team.
Capcom has released a short trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, which gives some indications of what to expect from the upcoming RPG. The trailer opens up with Cloud walking around the FFVII Rebirth’s mass open world and then Sephiroth joining him. As far as we can understand from the cut-in text placed in the trailer, characters ask to know what will happen to the world.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will release exclusively on PS5
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be the sequel to the FFVII Remake, which was first released in 2020 exclusively on PlayStation 4. The remake version of the game garnered accolades from its fan base and made its way to the PC platform through Epic Games. Do note that the next title of the series, FFVII Rebirth, will be next-gen only.
According to the dev team, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will maintain the good aspects of the remake version, such as a creative combat system, RPG elements, high-resolution graphics, and an immersive story. The upcoming single-player action game will utilize the engineering innovations used in PS5. Capcom has also confirmed that FFVII Rebirth will be the second installment of a planned trilogy. Any additional details have yet to be revealed for the unannounced game.
Tetsuya Nomura decribed his feelings about the upcoming remake
Creative Director of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Tetsuya Nomura said following the announcement: “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.”
A remastered Version of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion is on the way
Final Fantasy fans got excited about another project that was shown at the event. Capcom revealed that a remastered version of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion will be coming to PS5, Xbox Series S-X, PC, and Nintendo Switch later this year. Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion was originally released back in 2007 for PSP, and Square Enix will use the same engine as FFVII Remake to develop its remastered version.