This morning saw the premier of the year’s first PlayStation State of Play, which gave us a look at around 40 minutes of reveals and updates on games coming to PlayStation in 2024 and beyond. There were some neat surprises (early leaks be damned) as well as some exciting extended looks and new information on upcoming games.
One reveal I don’t think anyone could have reasonably anticipated was the announcement of a second State of Play for February 2024, this time with an extended look into this month’s massive upcoming sequel, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
The presentation will air next Wednesday, February 7th at the very reasonable time of 10.30AM AEDT. Given the proximity to the game’s February 29th release, and the fact that a whole other State of Play is being dedicated to it, Final Fantasy fans are already speculating that we may even see a demo drop on that day.
We recently were invited to a special Final Fantasy VII Rebirth press event in Los Angeles, and were able to meet the game’s producer (and original Final Fantasy VII director) Yoshinori Kitase as well as the director of Rebirth, Naoki Hamaguchi, and can’t wait to see what the team has to show fans next week.
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We previously shared our most recent hands-on preview of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth last year, and said, “If what I played here is anything to go by, there’s a good cadence here of modern-feeling open exploration bookended by visits to stunning recreations of familiar locales from Final Fantasy VII along with thoughtful updates to scenarios, characters and encounters that OG fans remember. This small taste has me incredibly excited to see the rest of Rebirth’s vast world and whether the team truly has managed to keep up the fidelity and depth of gameplay, visuals and sterling fan service achieved in Final Fantasy VII Remake in a far grander scope than before.”