Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy confirmed to be PlayStation exclusives [UPDATED]

Don't expect Square Enix to bring its FF7 Remake games to Xbox or Switch.

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Updated (March 6, 2024 @ 7:21 p.m. PT): The writer of Washington Post's report sourced in this story, Gene Park, has recently gone on social media to clarify that the entire Final Fantasy 7 trilogy might not be PlayStation 5 console exclusive, only currently Remake and Rebirth. This was despite attributing a section of the article to the words of Sony VP Christian Svensson which suggested that "securing the 'Final Fantasy VII' trilogy as a console exclusive is a feather in the PlayStation cap." The Washington Post article has now been amended to say that only Rebirth and Remake were secured. The third part of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy is not yet confirmed to be PlayStation console exclusive.

Gene Park's clarification that the entire Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy is not necessarily PS5 console exclusive.
Gene Park posted a correction and clarification on Twitter about the matter of Final Fantasy 7 exclusivity, sharing that only Remake and Rebirth are PS5 console exclusive at this time.
Source: Gene Park

Original Story: Although Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Rebirth are currently exclusively available on PlayStation consoles, there had been hope and speculation that maybe Square Enix would bring them to other systems after some time had passed. Those dreams can now be laid to rest as it’s been officially clarified that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy of games will remain PlayStation console exclusives.

Christian Svensson, VP of second- and third-party content ventures and strategic initiatives at Sony Interactive Entertainment was speaking with The Washington Post’s Gene Park when he confirmed that Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy — which includes FF7 Remake, FF7 Rebirth, and a third (currently untitled) FF7 game — are full PlayStation console exclusives. He called it a great achievement for PlayStation.

Cloud and Sephiroth clashing swords.

Source: Square Enix

Previously, many had speculated that the FF7 Remake games would be timed exclusives and would eventually make their way to Xbox and perhaps even some Nintendo hardware. Last year’s Final Fantasy 16 launched exclusively on PS5 but was confirmed to have a PC port in the works before its release.

During the full chat, the folks behind FF7 Rebirth stated that a great deal of its success can be attributed to the fact that it was designed for a single platform. Now that we know FF7 rebirth won’t be hitting other consoles, fans can make proper arrangements to experience the journey in the one place it exists.

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    March 6, 2024 10:05 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy confirmed to be PlayStation exclusives

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      March 6, 2024 10:18 AM

      They say this with all their releases. Turns out to be timed exclusive every time.

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        March 6, 2024 10:34 AM

        keyword: console

    • Zek legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
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      March 6, 2024 10:52 AM

      I was thinking about the legacy of this game and how insane it's going to be in the future for people who want to replay "FF7", having to go through three long ass RPGs that essentially make you start from scratch midway through, not once but twice. Why bother to do any of the side content in part one when you're going to lose it in parts two and three? It's a bit like Mass Effect, but those feel more like independent games to me. Maybe they need yet another remake after this to consolidate all the content down into one game.

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        March 6, 2024 10:58 AM

        Mass Effect your choices (can) carry over as well as your same character. Definitely matters on some side quests in that game.

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        March 6, 2024 10:59 AM

        Because its not about the destination, it's about the journey?

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      March 6, 2024 1:45 PM

      The real answer is paid exclusive. Anything else is fluff.

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      March 6, 2024 1:53 PM

      Cool cool cool cool cool. I see they're still not interested in my money

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