Final Fantasy 7 Remake Cover Says It’s a Timed PS4 Exclusive Until 2021
Square-Enix has just updated the box art on its store page for the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which now displays a message on the bottom-right corner that reads “PlayStation Exclusive. Play first on PS4” followed by further messaging that clarifies it will be a timed exclusive until March 3, 2021.Originally spotted on Twitter by Wario64, who pointed out the updated box art. With Final Fantasy 7 Remake set to launch March 3, 2020, this puts the timed exclusivity window at a year for PS4 users. This updated box art comes shortly after Square-Enix revealed a slick reversible cover for the upcoming game.Final Fantasy VII Remake box art updated with timed exclusive disclaimer – until March 3, 2021 pic.twitter.com/IGL0f5dbBb— Wario64 (@Wario64) December 10, 2019Although no additional platforms have been revealed at this time beyond PS4, it’s worth noting that we expect to be well into the next generation of consoles by early 2021, meaning we may see a cross-platform release for this anticipated return to Midgar.Square-Enix also recently revealed that it has already begun development on the next part of this upcoming remake which will be released in an episodic format. This first chapter will focus on an expanded version of Midgar, with each subsequent version being a full-size game.Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Over 100 ScreenshotsThe timing of this artwork change seems odd considering The Game Awards is taking place this week and would have made for a big reveal. It’s possible Square-Enix posted the image early, though host Geoff Keighley says there haven’t been any leaks leading up to Thursday’s show. IGN has reached out to Square Enix for comment.Either way, this is great news for fans eager to relive Cloud’s adventure or experience it for the first time.While you count down the days until March 2020, why not check out everything we know about Final Fantasy 7 Remake, or take a gander at over 100 gorgeous screenshots of Cloud and the gang.
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