In an interview with outlet Game Informer, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth director Naoki Hamaguchi, producer Yoshinori Kitase, and creative director Tetsuya Nomura answered several questions about the highly anticipated title.
For instance, Hamaguchi confirmed that that the game will be 150 GB, with 100 GB on one disc and 50 GB on the other. Unfortunately, there won’t be disc swapping like the original Final Fantasy VII, which many fans were theorizing about. This was done so the team would be able to pursue their creative vision to the greatest extent possible.
“Due to the PS5 architecture, players will first install the entire game by inserting both discs. After that, only one of them will be needed to play the full game.”
You can view Game Informer’s interview for additional details.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the sequel to the first entry in this ongoing Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy effort. This new entry is far more ambitious than the first, set to occur until The Forgotten Capital from the original game.
Players can look forward to playable Cait Sith and Red XIII, with Vincent also revealed, though not extensively. Gold Saucer will be a prominently featured location with plenty of minigames. Speaking of, the Junon infiltration minigame has been significantly enhanced, with Cloud directing soldiers to form specific compositions. Further, Sephiroth will be playable during the Nibelheim flashback.
Combat has undergone a shakeup, with new synergy attacks utilizing multiple party members, and Red XIII has a unique revenge gauge mechanic. However, it’s worth noting that Wutai will not be featured in this new entry, with it set to arrive in the third and final part of the trilogy.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will launch for PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024, on two discs.
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