Now that Sony and Microsoft have both talked about their next consoles to some degree, it’s clear that the next generation is nearly upon us. That little fact begs the question of what’s going to happen with the games that are launching on current hardware right before these new consoles release. Will those games make the jump to the new consoles as well? In the case of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII remake at least, it sounds like there’s a pretty good chance of that happening.
Right now, we know that Microsoft is targeting a holiday 2020 release for the next Xbox, which is currently known as Project Scarlett. It seems safe to assume that Sony will launch the PlayStation 5 around the same time, if not a little earlier. We also know that the Final Fantasy VII remake will be split into multiple episodes, with the first one releasing in March 2020.
While we don’t have any indication of release timing for the subsequent Final Fantasy VII remake episode, it’s safe to assume that they’ll be launching closer to the release of new hardware – or even after the PlayStation 5 has already arrived. So, naturally, people want to know if Final Fantasy VII will be launching on next-gen consoles as well. When asked by Game Informer, Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda suggested that it will.
“I believe that our teams have made it so that the game will support both the next generation and the current generation of consoles,” Matsuda said during E3 2019. “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.”
So, there you have it: you’ll probably be able to play the Final Fantasy VII remake on PlayStation 5 at some point in the future. Obviously, it would be great to see the Final Fantasy VII remake come to Project Scarlett in the future as well, but since it’s currently listed as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, that may not happen. We’ll keep an ear to the ground for more, so stay tuned.