Square Enix Fails to Impress Final Fantasy VII Fans With Its Latest Reveal

Published 06/18/2022, 5:06 AM EDT

2023 is going to be a JRPG party for Final Fantasy fans, with Square Enix planning to release two massive titles, one of which is going to be a Final Fantasy VII remake. Alongside this, fans on mobile will also get an exhilarating remake of the 1997-hit this year. All in all, it was a great 25th-anniversary celebration for Final Fantasy VII yesterday!

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With that being said, the upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake has been announced to be a PS5 exclusive. Moreover, it will be featuring some changes from the original FFVII. Are fans happy? Well, some are!

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Upcoming Final Fantasy Titles in 2022 and 2023

As fans know, Square Enix made a notable appearance with Final Fantasy XVI in the recently-concluded PlayStation State of Play after a long wait. Final Fantasy fans were starstruck with the recent reveal trailer ‘Dominance’ that featured a lot of Eikons and action!

Final Fantasy XVI is presently slated to release as a PlayStation exclusive in the summer of 2023. And then, we’ll have the Final Fantasy VII remake titled ‘Rebirth‘ just after, in the winter of 2023!

In addition, we expect to get the Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis on mobile by the end of this year.

Moreover, Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy VII remake will be a three-part trilogy, the first part of which will release in Winter 2022. Rebirth is the second title in the remake trilogy.

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Titled ‘Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion’, the introduction to the trilogy is supposedly a prequel to the original title. Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion will be available across a host of platforms, including last-gen consoles and Nintendo Switch.

That makes a total of four FF titles in a bracket of slightly more than one year!

Rebirth’s story could be a bit confusing for fans

Although the trailer seems magnificent to the eye and stays true to some original lore, it shows a lot of shifts from FFVII, which, as pointed out by fans, could confuse many people and destroy the classic.

However, a lot of fans are just simply excited for all the Final Fantasies!

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Rebirth’s PS5 exclusivity disappoints a lot of Xbox and PS4 fans

While most were plain happy with Square Enix releasing so many titles, some were worried about Rebirth being PlayStation 5 exclusive.

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Well, the 25th anniversary of FFVII was definitely a success with all the huge announcements we received! However, we’ll have to wait and watch what Square Enix has in store for us in terms of quality, story, and actual gameplay over the next couple of years.

It will undoubtedly be a fan feast, but with Square Enix introducing story tweaks to the beloved classic and making it PS exclusive, things may not turn out well for the fans!

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What do you think about the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth trailer? Do you own a PS5 yet? Let us know in the comments!

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Sharmila Ganguly

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Sharmila Ganguly is an ESports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds. Apart from video games, she also likes to keep a tab on the world of technology and spend time with her pet parrots!

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