Is Final Fantasy VII Remake going to end up on the PS5 as well as the PS4? We certainly wouldn’t bet against it. In fact, we’d probably put money on it getting a PS5 version when the console launches, supposedly in late 2020. But Square Enix isn’t quite ready to unveil its plans for next-gen just yet, as you’d expect.
It is, however, willing to say that Final Fantasy VII Remake is being developed as a cross-gen title. Speaking to Game Informer, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda said: “I believe that our teams have made it so that the game will support both the next generation and the current generation of consoles. I believe it is being developed so that it is going to be playable on both.”
In other words, the developer is future proofing. We already know that Final Fantasy VII Remake is going to be split into multiple games, and by the time the second chapter comes out, the PS4 will be a last-gen machine. There’s obviously no way that Square Enix is just going to ignore the PS5 once it’s here, so it makes total sense for the company to craft a game that can stretch into the next generation.
Let’s hope it’s good enough to buy twice, eh?