Square Enix currently has no plans to release the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake on other platforms.
Responding to our questions regarding the game’s alleged Xbox One tease, Square Enix confirmed that the game is still slated to release exclusively on PlayStation 4.
“As previously announced, FINAL FANTASY VII Remake will be released for the PlayStation 4 on March 3rd 2020,” Square Enix told us. “We have no plans for other platforms.”
As it stands, FF7 Remake’s exclusivity may last until the game’s next-generation ports. Whether or not we’ll see the game on current-gen Xboxes, we can’t say for sure. After all, Square Enix’s previously PlayStation exclusive NieR Automata made its way to Xbox One after just one year of release.
Is a Final Fantasy 7 Remake Xbox One port on the way? Final Fantasy 7 Remake may be our most anticipated game of E3 2019, but it hasn’t been announced for an Xbox One release just yet. However, that may be set to chance with an apparent announcement from Xbox Germany.
In since-deleted posts posted by industry insider Nibel on Twitter, Xbox seemingly announced the title for release on Xbox One day and date with the PS4 version.
..so Xbox Germany apparently posted a video on their Facebook page, announcing Final Fantasy VII Remake for Xbox One on March 3, 2020 pic.twitter.com/W4CgqsOvC5
— Nibel (@Nibellion) July 10, 2019
While the post may have just been a mistake on behalf of Xbox’s German branch, the title was only announced as a timed exclusive on PlayStation 4. Even then, the game’s timed exclusivity was announced way back in 2015; plans could be changed for a multiplatform release.
As Nibel noticed, the game’s E3 2019 trailer no longer states “Play it first on PlayStation 4”, instead labelling a release date alongside the PS4 logo. While the game’s E3 press release still says the title will debut first on PS4, an Xbox One release may not be too far away.
With Final Fantasy 7 Remake being developed with next-gen consoles in mind, the Xbox port may have to wait until the shiny Xbox Scarlett consoles release.
MSPoweruser has reached out for comment regarding the possibility of a Final Fantasy 7 Xbox One port.