Update: Day four of this series of teaser tweets from the folks at Square Enix has dropped and while not exactly a revelation, we now have confirmation that the game will cater to those who didn’t play Final Fantasy VII Remake and still offer an enjoyable experience:
Square Enix is either prepping fans for a new, major trailer or info drop for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth in the coming days, or for major disappointment when it doesn’t. Over on Twitter, the game’s development team has been answering a “question” every day related to the game’s development, which some fans are hoping is indicative of a larger reveal on the way.
The updates are seemingly coming every day at 11PM AEST (1oPM JST), with three having dropped at the time of writing, the first two of which you’ll be able to see below.
The first update is fairly innocuous, simply stating that development on the game is progressing according to plan and that the team is currently working on nailing down a release date. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is still expected to launch on PS5 sometime around “Summer 2023,” so the end of this year or very early next year.
The second update is probably the most exciting for fans (so far), claiming that players will be able to journey Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s “wide and multifaceted world with a high degree of freedom,” which indicates we might see a shift away from the heavily linear Final Fantasy VII Remake in lieu of something a bit more open.
Finally, the third update simply reveals that the game will have a narrative and characters. In far more words, in a way that I’m sure is meant to sound exciting, but that’s the gist of it.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the second part of a planned trilogy, following 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. You can watch the reveal trailer which premiered almost exactly a year ago during a special Final Fantasy VII Anniversary broadcast.
Some fans on social media believe we might be headed toward a similar event, with a potential seventh of these updates (provided they keep going and at a consistent cadence) dropping just in time for Geoff Keighley’s big Summer Game Fest showcase.