Final Fantasy 7 Remake has only just revealed its release date, but there’s a possibility the game may be releasing on next-gen consoles, too.

With both next-gen machines, PS5 and Xbox Scarlett, aiming to launch in 2020, and FF7 Remake slated for early that year, there’s a good chance that the title’s timed exclusivity on PS4 will cause its Xbox port to only occur on the next-gen Scarlett console.

Talking to Game Informer, President of Square Enix Yosuke Matsuda alluded to the possibility of a next-gen port.

“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 stated. “I believe it is being developed so that it is going to be playable on both, so I’m not really concerned about that and I believe the fans are also going to be able to enjoy it on both, including the next-generation of consoles.”

Matsuda did shy away from confirming anything as a concrete release, but his response is clear: Final Fantasy 7 is being developed with the next-generation systems in mind.

With both PS5 and Xbox Scarlett featuring ray-tracing technology, we hope that Final Fantasy 7 Remake would take advantage of the technology. The new interpretation of the game’s iconic Midgard setting, complete with dusty volumetric lighting effects, would look stunning with real-time raytracing.

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