How Long Will It Take to Complete Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth? Story and Completion Gameplay Time Explained

Published 10/04/2023, 12:24 PM EDT

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The demo of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth was launched by Square Enix at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, Japan. This gave gamers the first opportunity to experience, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2020’s FF7 Remake. With Rebirth being the second in the Final Fantasy 7 remake trilogy, fans are starting to ask questions about the game.

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The main question that surfaces when a new game is launched is, how long will it take to beat? On that note, fans were curious to know how long it would take to finish the story mode of FF7 Rebirth. While the game is still in production, this question was answered by the producer and director during an interview with BBC Newsbeat.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth promises players a 40-hour story at least

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BBC Newsbeat interviewed producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Naoki Hamaguchi for insights into the game. During the interview, the creators mentioned that the game’s story would reach a significant climax in the Forgotten Capital, promising a big and surprising development. While there might be a cliffhanger, they emphasized that the second part of the trilogy would not disappoint.

The devs went on to add that the main story alone is expected to take players 40 to 50 hours to complete. Players looking to complete all additional side content and explore the map might even take over 100 hours. Similar to Final Fantasy 16, FF7 Rebirth will have a substantial open-world area.

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The game will progressively open up new areas as the story unfolds. The devs have created one seamless space with towns and dungeons interconnected for players to explore. The sheer scale of the map and content within the game will give players an experience that spans tens of hours before running out of new things to do in the game.

What went down during the interview at the Tokyo Game Show?

During the Interview, the devs shared some insight on the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. The Square Enix executives mentioned how Rebirth will have tweaks made to the plot. Mr. Kitase, the producer of the game, mentioned how the story of Rebirth will conclude in the Forgotten Capital.

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In the interview, he said, “What happens there is going to be a big surprising development “. He went on to add “and a hook to get people interested and motivated to want to see what happens in the final part of the series”.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, akin to Final Fantasy 16, will feature a vast open-world setting. Director Mr. Hamaguchi stressed that it won’t offer unrestricted exploration from the start. This distinguishes it from games like Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The development team places a high priority on player experience. They intend to provide players with the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in and explore the game’s world.

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will give fans the continuation of the FF7 Remake storyline. Fans can expect to see the return of characters like Sephiroth, Cloud Strife, Zack Fair, and many more. The game will release as the second game of the trilogy and fans will have to wait to see what’s in store for the third sequel in the series. With Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth already up for preorder on the PlayStation 5, have you already got the game in your library? Let us know in the comments below.

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