Final Fantasy 7 Remake isn't out yet, and it's already a spectacle. We're still some distance away from the game's April release, but we've been wowed by its brand-new battle system, its gorgeous cutscenes, and its overhauled soundtrack. All this shiny stuff comes at a cost, though: a photo of a Final Fantasy 7 Remake Blu-ray cover seems to confirm it's a 100-gigabyte download. Whoof.
The photo of the cover showed up on the Final Fantasy subreddit over the weekend, though it's since been deleted. (The thread remains.) Twitter user Pixelbuster also posted a photo of Final Fantasy 7 Remake's back cover yesterday. The text is in Korean, but the "100GB" in the middle of the cover needs no translation.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be over 100GB pic.twitter.com/WNgBjpgGD7— Pixelbuster (@Nitomatta) February 17, 2020
Square Enix hasn't officially confirmed the exact file size of Final Fantasy 7 Remake yet, so there's always a chance this image is edited or fabricated. That said, Square Enix has confirmed Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be released on 2 Blu-ray discs, and seeing as one Blu-ray disc holds about 50GB of data, a 100GB download checks out. Honestly, none of this surprises me. Final Fantasy 7 Remake has already demonstrated it has no plans to do things by halves.
If you plan to download Final Fantasy 7 Remake, some hard drive maintenance is probably in order. I've resisted, but it might be time for me to finally put my Red Dead Redemption 2 download to pasture. Another option is to buy an external drive. The PlayStation 4 supports any USB 3.0 drive up to 8TB.
Oh, and lest you forget: This 100GB download counts for just one part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. A subsequent installment (or installments) will follow at an unannounced time.
Either way, start getting your affairs in order. Final Fantasy 7 Remake is coming on April 10. Now's a good time to start going through our Final Fantasy 7 Remake guide.