Last Fantasy 7 Rebirth is not coming to PC any time quickly—however there are indicators of hope, which implies I am allowed to be hyped for it, and undoubtedly will not get burned by a year-long wait. Particularly not after ending the FF7 Remake final week. (I am hoping if I write this down, it’s going to develop into actual).

Till then I will be dodging spoilers—and it appears like there will be loads of recent ones to keep away from. That is based on an interview with the game’s director Tetsuya Nomura over on Automaton final week. 

“Greater than 20 years have handed for the reason that authentic game. In that point, every participant has in all probability developed their very own picture of what FF7 is. Nevertheless, it was exactly due to this that I needed to tackle the problem of remaking it,” Nomura says, later remarking: “There are individuals who have performed the unique and can play the remake trilogy, and alternatively, there are gamers who began out with FF7 Remake. I additionally assume there can be gamers who start with Rebirth too.”

I am really certainly one of stated gamers—the unique Last Fantasy 7 handed younger Harvey by, although I do know the broad strokes of its plot by osmosis. I completely loved myself with the Remake, even when I did begin to tune out every time discuss of subverting destiny and future occurred. I figured it was principally for the collection vets, anyway, and preventing ghosts is enjoyable.

“We wish all these completely different gamers to expertise the identical sense of shock, no matter their entry level,” Nomura continues. “Nevertheless, we didn’t need the remake trilogy to be only a callback to the unique. We don’t simply need individuals to play it from the attitude of ‘oh, that’s the way it’s modified’.”

It is an admirable aim, even when it is certain to ruffle a number of chocobo feathers. I am of the thoughts that shaking issues up is extra attention-grabbing than only a 1:1 translation, I can perceive why gamers hungry for a candy hit of RTX-on nostalgia felt hard-done by. On that time, Nomura says: “I truthfully can not think about what gamers can be considering … I’m much more nervous about how individuals are going to react to a number of the issues in Rebirth than I used to be for Remake.”

Last Fantasy 7 Rebirth releases for the PS5 later this month February 29. As for a PC port? It is a near-certainty, it is only a query of ‘when’ moderately than ‘if’. Indicators level to probably-one-year-from-then, which is each a blessing and a curse. 

On the one hand, I have to dodge spoilers for (in all probability) twelve calendar months. Alternatively, the discourse over how they ruined Cloud’s acupuncture story arc (once more, I’ve not performed the unique game) could have no bearing on me. I can merely boot up the game and luxuriate in it an entire 12 months after the twitter arguments over yellow paint have dried out.