Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, the second instalment of the Final Fantasy VII Remake project is set to release on February 29, 2024. A demo for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth was unintentionally uploaded by Sony on the PlayStation Store. The demo video, likely intended for presentation at an upcoming State of Play focused solely on FF 7 Rebirth.
The demo video was revealed by an X (formerly known as Twitter) user named Wario64. As per the information provided, players will have the opportunity to take on the roles of either Cloud or Sephiroth in the Nibelheim episode.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth State of Play event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 6:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM ET / 11:30 PM GMT and 5:00 AM IST on Feb 7.
PSN confirms that a Final Fantasy VII Rebirth demo is coming tomorrow (says it’s “out now” but I think the trailer was meant for tomorrow)
“…allowing you to step into the shoes of either Cloud or Sephiroth during the Nibelheim episode” pic.twitter.com/T9YbqGqQIN
— Wario64 (@Wario64) February 6, 2024
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the second chapter in the planned Final Fantasy VII remake trilogy. Arriving almost four years after its previous instalment (FF7 Remake – 2020), Final Fantasy VII Rebirth picks up seamlessly where the previous narrative left off, following Cloud and his allies as they escape the confines of Midgar. This new chapter promises a significant shift in design, embracing expansive, open-ended environments for players to explore.
This shift directly tackles criticisms of the initial remake’s linearity, taking inspiration from well-regarded open-world titles such as The Witcher 3 and Horizon Zero Dawn. Players can anticipate an expansive world filled with opportunities for exploration, aligning with the fan-driven desire for increased freedom within the FFVII universe.
As reported by Game Informer, Rebirth is set to include a main story lasting around 40 hours. When factoring in additional side activities, Square Enix suggests that players can anticipate a broader experience ranging from 60 to 100 hours. Director Naoki Hamaguchi emphasizes that the game caters to various playstyles, accommodating those who prefer focusing solely on the main storyline, others who seek to explore all available content, and those who wish to strike a balance between the two extremes.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s initial download size weighs in at a hefty 145.25 GB, according to PlayStation Game Size. Keep in mind, that this is for version 1.001.000, and updates before the launch could potentially increase the size further.
🚨 FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH
– 𝐃𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐒𝐢𝐳𝐞 : 145.250 GB
– 𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 : 1.001.000
— PlayStation Game Size (@PlaystationSize) February 1, 2024
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth arrives on PlayStation 5 on February 29 with pre-loading available from February 27.