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Why Is Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth A PS5 Exclusive?

Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be a PS5 Exclusive and for those wondering why, here’s everything you need to know.
Why Is Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth A PS5 Exclusive?
Square Enix finally spilled the beans revealing that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be a PS5 exclusive, leaving many wondering why that is the case. For the uninitiated, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is the upcoming sequel to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake and will continue the saga of Cloud, Aerith and Tifa.

The game serves as the second part in a three-part saga and is all set to release late next year but unfortunately, only for PS5 consoles. Here's why Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be a PS5 exclusive.

Why is Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth a PS5 exclusive?

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth won’t be coming on PS4. (Picture: Square Enix)

Considering that the first game was released for PS4 systems, it comes really as a shock that players looking to continue their journey will have to switch to a new generation in order to do so.

While it's understandable that the switch to current generation hardware is inevitable, the devs should have made the sequel available for both generations.

That said, the reason why Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a PS5 exclusive is because of the console's "graphical quality" and super fast SSD. This bit of information comes directly from Final Fantasy 7 series producer Yoshinori Kitase. 

In a recent interview with the Japanese publication Gamer (translated by Gematsu), Yoshinori said, "it’s exclusive to PlayStation 5 because of the graphical quality, of course, as well as SSD access speed."

He further continued by saying, "since the adventure unfolds in a vast world after the escape from Midgar, loading stress is an extreme bottleneck. We felt we needed the specifications of PlayStation 5 to overcome that and travel the world comfortably." 

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is releasing in 2023. (Picture: Square Enix)

So it looks like Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be stress intensive game with complex, detailed, and huge worlds to load all of which can be easily done on a PS5, thanks to the SSD.

Developing a game on two different console generations is a tough job in itself and requires lots of additional time, people, and resources all of which can go towards making the game the best it is on one generation.

Hence, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth being a PS5 exclusive makes sense for both the developers and the game itself. And that about does it for why Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a PS5 exclusive. 

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Featured image courtesy of Square Enix.