For but a moment, it seemed like the remake of the cult classic Final Fantasy VII would be coming to more than just PlayStation. Xbox Germany’s Facebook page posted a video that made the hearts of non-PlayStation 4 owning Final Fantasy fans flutter with excitement. The video, which was quickly taken down, featured a caption that stated that Final Fantasy VII Remake would be coming to the Xbox One on 3 March 2020.
However, this bit of info was confirmed to be untrue by Maxi Graff, Xbox Germany’s Marketing Communications and Social Head, when he clarified that the post was “an internal mistake in the Social Team.” He apologized abundantly and continued on to say that the team will reevaluate its process to make sure this sort of slip-up doesn’t happen again.
To eradicate any remaining ounce of doubt, publishers Square Enix issued a statement to Video Game Chronicle after the occurrence, affirming that they have “No plans for other platforms,” in regards to Final Fantasy VII Remake.
After almost half-a-decade since its announcement, the much-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake is, in fact, slated for 3 March 2020 for PS4 (well, it’s first part.) In June this year, the game was showcased at Square Enix’s E3 2019 press conference. The revamped RPG has had many fans of the original cult classic wondering how much gameplay changes will impact the game as a whole and whether the changes will have a negative effect. In a victory for Square Enix, many skeptics and fans of the original were pleased with what was shown at E3.
It also appears like Remake will be compatible with more than just the PS4 as Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda stated, “I believe that our teams have made it so that the game will support both the next generation and the current generation of consoles.”
For the sake of Final Fantasy fans everywhere who neither own a PlayStation 4 nor plan to buy the next-gen PlayStation console, let’s hope that sometime down-the-line, Square Enix will port the Remake of this much-beloved game to other platforms.