Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Support Next-Gen Consoles, Square Enix CEO Confirms

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Support Next-Gen Consoles, Square Enix CEO Confirms

So whether you're on the PS4 or PS5, you'll have Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Final Fantasy 7 Remakeis being developed for cross-gen play according to Square Enix's CEO. So if you're thinking about picking up a next-gen console next year, Final Fantasy 7 Remake should be there waiting for you.

While not quite a full-on confirmation, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda told Game Informer that the generation exchange in 2020 did factor into the development of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. "It's the hottest topic at the moment and we thought you might ask us that," Matsuda says. "I believe that our teams have made it so that the game will support both the next generation and the current generation of consoles."

Matsuda says he isn't "concerned" that fans who want the next-gen hardware will miss out on Final Fantasy 7 Remake because "fans are also going to be able to enjoy it on both, including the next-generation of consoles."

This could mean a couple of things. In the past, cross-gen titles were released twice so for example there could be a PS4 version first and a PS5 version that releases after the next console comes out. Or, Final Fantasy 7 Remake could be playable thanks to backwards compatibility.

Sony has been talking up how important backwards compatibility is to its next-gen console and has confirmed its next-gen console will be able to play PS4 games. So, in that way, it might not matter if Final Fantasy 7 Remake comes out for the PS5 since the console will be able to play PS4 games anyways.

Whether you're going to buy Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PS4, or wait for the next-gen console, you'll be covered when Square Enix's highly anticipated remake finally comes out. For more from E3, check out our E3 2019 guide for the latest news.

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