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Updated: 3/6/2024, 4:40 p.m. ET: Washington Post reporter Gene Park has amended his interview with FF7 Rebirth producer Yoshinori Kitase to state that only the first two games in the trilogy are confirmed to be PlayStation console exclusives. “It was a mistake on my part to write the sentence like that. The entire FFVII trilogy is NOT yet confirmed to be Sony exclusive,” the Post journalist wrote on Twitter.

I Didn’t Play Final Fantasy XVI ‘Right,’ And That’s OK

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I hope you weren’t holding your breath for Final Fantasy VII Remake, Rebirth, and whatever the threequel will be called to come to a non-PlayStation console. Tough luck: the first two installments of the trilogy will remain PlayStation console exclusives.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s vice president of second- and third-party content ventures and strategic initiatives, Christian Svensson, said that S&S—Sony and Square—agreed to make the Remake trilogy of Final Fantasy VII a console exclusive when development on the project started. Svensson added that focusing on third-party content is “ingrained in [PlayStation’s] DNA to this day” and connects to “how we’ve worked together on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.”

Final Fantasy has always been one of the primary franchise pillars on PlayStation consoles. [Square Enix is] one of the best in the business at pushing beyond their fans’ lofty expectations and showing off what can be done with PlayStation hardware,” Svensson added.

Producer Yoshinori Kitase also told the Post that the team behind Final Fantasy VII Remake and Rebirth might’ve had to alter their vision for the project to build versions for other consoles.

“Had [FF7 Rebirth] not been on a single platform, the world map would not be seamless, and game design may have had to regress significantly,” Kitase said.

Kotaku has reached out to Sony and Square Enix for comment.

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