Come 2020, we will finally get our hands on the remake of one of the most iconic games of the last generation, the Final Fantasy VII Remake.
We’d gotten more snippets of the gameplay and cutscenes at the Square Enix press conference at E3 2019, and while we’re excited to play it, doubts have surfaced as to how the game will sustain itself over the next few years, being released as episodic content, starting with Midgar in the first two discs.
With the advent of the next generation of consoles just over the horizon, it would make sense for the Final Fantasy VII Remake to make an appearance on the upcoming PS5.
Square Enix president and CEO, Yosuke Matsuda, explained this further in an interview with Game Informer. “It’s the hottest topic at the moment and we thought you might ask us that,” said Matsuda-san.
“I believe that our teams have made it so that the game will support both the next generation and the current generation of consoles. I believe it is being developed so that it is going to be playable on both, so I’m not really concerned about that and I believe that the fans are also going to be able to enjoy it on both, including the next-generation of consoles.”
Interestingly, Matsuda-san didn’t specify how exactly his team would be porting the game over. Whether that will be in the form of backwards compatibility or a simple PS5 port remains to be seen.
In any case, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see the Final Fantasy VII Remake to be playable on the PS5 in some form, as the PS5’s superior graphical and processing power will no doubt make it one of the most beautiful and smoothly-run games.
Of course, who wouldn’t want to see Cloud fumble through that optional but iconic cross-dressing sidequest in the Honey Bee Inn in next-gen visuals?
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be launched exclusively on the PS4 on March 3, 2020.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.