Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Can be “Fully Enjoyed” by Those Who Didn’t Play FF7 Remake

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth co-director Motomu Toriyama says the development team has “made preparations” to ensure that the sequel can be enjoyed by those who didn’t played the first game.

Hot on the heels of confirming that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be breaking new ground by having a story and characters, Square Enix has released another one of its daily comments from the sequel’s development team. Though still brief, this one is a tad bit more descriptive.

The comment comes from Motomu Toriyama, co-director of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, who says those who haven’t played Final Fantasy 7 Remake will still be able to “fully enjoy” its upcoming sequel.

“We have made preparations so that players who did not get a chance to play the first game can fully enjoy Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth,” Toriyama says.

Exactly what that will entail remains to be seen, though given the point where Final Fantasy 7 Remake ends, it’s a little hard to imagine how Rebirth will be able to tell a fully self-sufficient story that doesn’t require knowledge of its predecessor’s events. Perhaps we can expect a fairly detailed recap of the first game?

Recently, the development team has also said that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will feature a “wide and multifaceted” world that will give players “a high degree of freedom” in exploration. Producer Yoshinori Kitase has also confirmed that development is going “according to plan”, and that work is underway to nail down a concrete release date.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is scheduled to launch this coming Winter, exclusively for the PS5.