- Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be released on February 29, 2024, as confirmed during a PlayStation State of Play presentation in September 2023.
- Pre-orders for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth are now available, so fans can secure day-one access to the game.
- The game will be exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation 5, with no indication of an Xbox release, but it is expected to come to PC since the first part was released on PC. The game will feature expanded gameplay, including bigger open areas, more side quests, and a total of nearly 100 hours of content for completionists.
Square Enix blew us away when it released Final Fantasy 7 Remake in 2020, a gorgeous update to a game that has echoed through gaming history as one of its most revered stories.
It only ever tackled the first few sections of the original, mammoth title, though, so more instalments were always going to come. Now we know that there will be three in total, and the next is on its way – Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Find out all the key details, right here.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth release date
At long last, we now know when Rebirth will arrive – its release date will be on 29 February 2024. This was confirmed during a PlayStation State of Play presentation in September 2023.
We already knew that the game would come in early 2024 after that detail was announced at 2023’s Summer Game Fest, but it’s now been narrowed down to a precise day.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth pre-orders
You can now get your pre-orders in for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth – so if you’re a huge fan and you know you just have to be playing the moment it comes out, get yourself sorted!
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
Since we know the release date for Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth, you can now also get your pre-order in for day-one access.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth trailers
We had to wait quite a long time for more than just the first trailer for Rebirth, but when a second came it was bombastic – debuting at Summer Game Fest and featuring not just story moments but also plenty of gameplay.
There’s a lot to take in there, not least because it was the first we’ve seen of the game since mid-2022. It has plenty of gameplay snippets both of battles and exploration, and it looks absolutely ravishing.
Even more incredible was the trailer that confirmed the game’s release date, from the September State of Play presentation:
There are so many teases in there, with glimpses of Sephiroth and Cloud fighting together, a momentary look at Vincent Valentine, the arrival of Cait Sith and much more.
We can clearly expect more combat options, party arrangements and side activities than ever before.
The first trailer for the game wasn’t a hugely long one, and was quite ambiguous, featuring voiceover from Aerith discussing whether Cloud and his friends have any ability to change the future. We also hear from Cloud, discussing Sephiroth’s nefarious plans.
We don’t get to see any action or battle gameplay, although the footage of Cloud and Sephiroth walking through a landscape together does give the impression of being live rather than pre-rendered, suggesting the game will look mighty fine indeed.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth platforms
The first part of Final Fantasy 7’s remake trilogy came out on PS4 only before being upgraded and repackaged for the PS5 as the Intergrade edition featuring Yuffie.
Now, Rebirth is slated to come exclusively to Sony’s PlayStation 5, confirming it as a fully next-gen title that will be able to make the most of the console’s quick SSD and graphical might. We know that it’ll come on two discs, too, so chunky is its size.
There’s no indication that it will come to Xbox at any point, but we’d expect it to reach PC players too, since the first part has now come out on PC.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth story and gameplay
The first part of Square’s remake of FF7 ended with an intriguing explosion of multiverse possibilities, and the suggestion that we might not have been playing a straight remake at all, but rather experiencing a different timeline.
This means that certain events that we’ve been assuming are set in stone (such as the famous fate awaiting Aerith) might not actually be as inevitable as we’d think.
That’s a theme that the reveal of Rebirth picks up and runs with, albeit in a very brief trailer. We know that we’ll be exploring beyond the bounds of Midgar since we left the megacity at the end of the last part.
It also looks like flashbacks are in store to clarify the relationship between Cloud and each of Zak and Sephiroth himself.
It’s a safe bet that things won’t change too drastically from the first game’s systems, which offered up amazing real-time combat that provided a great twist on the turn-based history of the game.
That means you can expect more action-packed combat that lets you swap between characters on the fly or manage their abilities while you stick with Cloud, depending on how you like to play.
With a much-expanded set of party members, though, there will be loads more Synergy Attacks and combinations to discover and get better with.
The game will also be way bigger than the first part, from the sounds of it – with bigger open areas and more side quests, totalling nearly 100 hours of content for completionists according to Square Enix.