Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a surprise PS5 console exclusive for 2023

By Lee Brady,

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth was unveiled by Square Enix at the Final Fantasy VII anniversary celebration, finally giving us a glimpse at the hotly-anticipated sequel.

The follow-up to Final Fantasy VII Remake was unveiled in a short trailer at the event, from which we learned that FFVII Rebirth has a provisional release date of winter 2023 and would be a PS5 console exclusive. Unfortunately, this means PS4 users eager to continue the story of Cloud, Sephiroth and the gang are going to have to upgrade to Sony’s latest console to learn more.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth to leave PS4 players behind

This is based on the information Square Enix has shared thus far, though things can always change. We only learned of a Final Fantasy VII Remake port to Steam two years after the game’s initial release, so a change of plans can always happen later. However, for the time being, we can only confirm a PS5 release, and it seems unlikely that Square Enix will develop a port for the previous generation.

We are unsure if Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the big PlayStation third-party exclusive that was been speculated on before, though it certainly fits the bill. We learned that not only have we got a second part of the series to look forward to, but also a third and final entry in what has been dubbed the 'Remake trilogy.' Creative director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed on Twitter that "some development has already begun on the third title".
final-fantasy-vii-rebirth-ps5-exclusiveCloud and Sephiroth roaming the plains of Gaia

If there are any changes to the game’s exclusivity, we’ll update this article to keep you informed. We also learned at the event that a Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core remaster is on its way, which looks pretty exciting! How did the trailer grab you? Are you miffed about the PS4 snub, or was this something you expected would happen? Let us know in the comments below!
Lee Brady
Written by Lee Brady
Lee is a Staff Writer specialising in all things PlayStation. He covers colourful games like Marvel’s Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank, PS1 classics on PS Plus Premium, and everything Sonic, Kingdom Hearts and Overwatch 2. He also writes bad screenplays.