Square Enix President Says Final Fantasy VII Remake Has Been Developed with Cross-Gen in Mind

Final Fantasy VII Remake was demonstrated in an impressive showcase at E3 2019 and it also got a release date, at long last. PlayStation 4 players will be able to relive the first part of the adventures of Cloud Strife in March 2020.

However, with next-generation consoles from both Sony and Microsoft coming in Fall 2020, one could be wondering whether the game will support the upcoming platforms, chiefly the new PlayStation console from Sony.

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Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda answered that question while speaking to Game Informer at E3 2019.

It's the hottest topic at the moment and we thought you might ask us that. I believe that our teams have made it so that the game will support both the next generation and the current generation of consoles. I believe it is being developed so that it is going to be playable on both, so I'm not really concerned about that and I believe that the fans are also going to be able to enjoy it on both, including the next-generation of consoles.

The question is, will you be able to wait until the next PlayStation to play Final Fantasy VII Remake? After trying the game's demo at E3 2019, Francesco wrote:

The E3 2019 demo was short, but it made one thing clear: Square Enix is not pulling any punches with the Final Fantasy VII Remake, giving it their all to make the game the remake the original deserved. Everything works extremely well, from exploration to battle, so what remains to be seen is how the Midgar arc has been expanded for this episode. I was very skeptic before trying the demo, but now I am sure the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be among the best Final Fantasy games ever released, and a far cry from Final Fantasy XV, which I did like but always felt it could have been so much more.

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