Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth during the Final Fantasy VII 25th-anniversary livestream. The game will release in the Winter of 2023 for the PlayStation 5. Tetsuya Nomura, creative director for the Final Fantasy VII remake project, has also confirmed that the remake series will consist of three games. Nomura-san has also confirmed that he will share the meaning behind the Remake and Rebirth names when the time is right and that part of the development team has begun work on the third game in the remake project.

More details about Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth will be revealed at a later date.

Here’s what Nomura-san had to say:

As revealed on the broadcast, there are currently four FINAL FANTASY Vll projects being developed in parallel. Although each of the four titles plays a different role, they are all connected through the high-quality depictions of FINAL FANTASY VIl’s world and characters. As someone who was involved with the development of each and every one of the original titles, I deeply understand the vision and thoughts behind each project, and I am actively involved in the development process for all
four titles.

FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is being designed so that people can enjoy this game whether they know the original game or not. In fact, new players might even enjoy starting their FINAL FANTASY VII journey with FINAL FANTASY VIl 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.

I can’t wait to share the intention behind naming the first title, “REMAKE,” and the second title, “REBIRTH.” In time, I hope to reveal what the third title will be called, and where this journey will ultimately lead.

The development of FINAL FANTASY VI REBIRTH has been progressing rapidly since we adopted a new development structure. A title of this scale in which everything is interconnected even before production began is truly rare. In fact, some development has already begun on the third title. I myself have started on the development and am working towards the completion of the series.

We will work to deliver this title to fans with the same amount of enthusiasm from now until we reach the finish line. In the meantime, please enjoy the other 25th anniversary projects that further expand the world of FINAL FANTASY VIl.


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