As expected, Square Enix has let the cat out of the bag and presented the successor to Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, as the second part is called, is scheduled for release in winter 2023 for the PlayStation 5. The publisher also revealed how many games the remake series will ultimately receive.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be a trilogy
Here’s what’s next after Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: The Final Fantasy VII remake will be split into three parts. As is well known, Final Fantasy 7 Remake plays in Midgar, which in the original only accounts for a small part of the campaign. It will be exciting to see what content will find its way into Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. We expect much more open areas, since Cloud and Co. left the narrow streets of the metropolis behind at the end of Remake.
Unfortunately, we don’t yet know what the third part of the remake trilogy will be called. Since the subtitles of the first two offshoots start with “Re”, this could also apply to the conclusion of the series:
- Final Fantasy 7 Remake
- Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
- Final Fantasy 7 (Re…?)
Third game already in the works: In fact, Rebirth and Part 3 appear to be being developed simultaneously—at least in parts. Square announced that the final part is already in pre-production. Of course, the work only really begins after the conclusion of Rebirth, but the transition could be fluid. Accordingly, it is quite possible that the development time will be shortened.
In the trailer you can see the first scenes from Rebirth:
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth – The first look at the second part of the remake
When will the trilogy finish? Should Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth be able to meet the release date at the end of 2023, that would be three and a half years of development time. At this rate, Part 3 would be out sometime in 2027, which is about five years from now. As mentioned, it is quite possible that it will be faster next time, but development could also falter.
Here’s what we knew before the stream about Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth:
More Final Fantasy 7: For the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, Square had other titles to offer, including a remaster of the PSP title Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Then there were new trailers for the mobile titles Final Fantasy: The First Soldier and Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis and the announcement that Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade is now available on Steam and Steam Deck.
Are you satisfied with an FF7 trilogy, or were you hoping for more parts?