It’s a sad day for those hoping to see Final Fantasy 7 come to platforms other than PS4. Square Enix has released a statement saying that they have no plans for a multiplatform release.
As we previously reported, the Facebook page for Xbox Germany posted a Final Fantasy 7 video that featured the Xbox logo at the end, implying that the game was indeed coming to Microsoft’s console.
As often follows most gaffes like this, the post was quickly deleted and an apology was made. Since retractions of this nature are often deflections intended to downplay a premature announcement, many took it to mean Final Fantasy 7 wasn’t going to be a PS4 exclusive forever.
However, developer Square Enix has now stepped in and given a fairly conclusive statement on the issue. As reported by IGN, the company said, “As previously announced, Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released for the PlayStation 4 on March 3rd 2020. We have no plans for other platforms.”
Of course, this could easily be a case of corporate obfuscation, and it isn’t uncommon for companies to flat-out deny an upcoming release in the face of accidental leaks. That said, Square Enix’s statement seems fairly airtight, and by omitting the classic “at this time” clause they didn’t leave much room for interpretation or doubt.
So, there you have it. We of course have no way of knowing what’s going on internally at Square Enix or Microsoft, but Final Fantasy 7 is ostensibly going to be a PS4 exclusive for the foreseeable future.