Square Enix boss teases “big announcement” for Final Fantasy series in 2023

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Square Enix is teasing yet another big announcement for the Final Fantasy series – though it’s not related to current projects.

News of the big new reveal comes from the company’s New Years 2023 greetings, where series producer Yoshinori Kitase teased a “big anouncement” that is “unrelated to Final Fantasy VII.

If you haven’t noticed, Square Enix has a lot of Final Fantasy VII content on their plate, like the recently released Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, as well as the upcoming Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

A previous leak from manufacturer Nvidia has since been confirmed true with numerous titles – Street Fighter 6Crysis 4, Grand Theft Auto the Trilogy: The Definitive Edition, and more.

Naturally, several leaked Square Enix titles have since been confirmed, too: Kingdom Hearts IV, Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, and Tactics Ogre: Reborn.

Here’s the word from Kitase:

Square Enix New Years 2023 Greetings

Happy New Year to you all.

FINAL FANTASY XVI is set to release this year, which means Yoshi-P needs your support now more than ever. Cheer him on as he gives it his all down the stretch!

Also! Development is picking up speed on the title I’m producing, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH. I’m sure many of your collective imaginations are running wild trying to picture how we’ll recreate some of the game’s most iconic scenes, and we’ll have more to share about that when the time is right.

There’s also another big announcement unrelated to FFVII that I can’t say anything about just yet.
Rest assured we’re working hard to make sure 2023 is the most exciting year yet.

FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH Producer
Yoshinori Kitase

The big Nvidia leak also included a remake for Final Fantasy IX, and a remaster for the original Final Fantasy Tactics. Considering how excellent the Tactics Ogre: Reborn turned out, it makes sense that we’ll get a Final Fantasy Tactics remake first.

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