The PlayStation timed exclusivity on Final Fantasy VII Remake has ended today, nearly one year after launch.
As previously reported, it was discovered prior to the game’s April 10th, 2020 launch on PlayStation 4 that there was a timed exclusivity deal. The box art for both the game and its Deluxe Edition on Amazon was updated to state it was a PlayStation timed exclusive until April 4th, 2021; today.
At this time of writing, there has been no announcements of ports to other systems, though the ending of exclusivity did not mean such an announcement would be made today. The exclusivity may have forbid Square Enix from even discussing ports prior to the end date. Further, Sony may be able to offer something to Square Enix one year on to prevent temptation to sell the game on a wider scale.
The game’s official Twitter account also celebrated the one year anniversary of Remake, and the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. This PlayStation 5 version of the game features improved graphics, performance modes, haptic feedback via the DualSense controller, Classic Mode on normal difficulty, and a Photo Mode.
The highlight is a new story focusing on Yuffie Kisaragi; entering Midgar as a (possibly self-proclaimed) spy for the new Wutai government. Along with new allies and new threats, players must help Yuffie in her quest around Midgar around the time of the events of the original game. The end of timed exclusivity may mean Intergrade will be heading to other systems.
You can find the full rundown on the original game (via PlayStation) below.
Step once more into the role of elite mercenary Cloud Strife and fight for the future of the planet.
A modern reimagining of one of the most iconic games of all time, Final Fantasy VII Remake harnesses the very latest technology to recreate and expand Square Enix’s legendary RPG adventure for the current generation.
Set in a post-industrial fantasy world that has fallen under the control of the shadowy Shinra Electric Power Company, take on the role of Cloud Strife – a mercenary and former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit – and team up with anti-Shinra organization Avalanche as they step-up their resistance.
Visit one of gaming’s most-beloved worlds with a level of depth and detail only possible in the modern age. Connect with unforgettable characters, engage in incredible battles, and experience a story that captivated a generation.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade launches June 10th on PlayStation 5. Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on PlayStation 4, with console exclusivity ending April 4th, 2021. In case you missed it, you can find our review here.