Final Fantasy 7 Remake launches on PS4 on Friday, April 10. And since we’re just days away from the debut of the arrival of something that has been teased since the launch of the PlayStation 4, there is a ton of hype surrounding this game. The prospect of a major boost to PS4 sales and Final Fantasy brand awareness has a ton of analysts hoping for a good showing, but it also has gamers curious.
The primary question right now for those who don’t have a PS4 is, will the game come to other platforms. The answer is a bit more complex than you might think. Back in December, some sources noted something strange that was going on with the game. You can only play Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PS4 for now, but that will change eventually. It was revealed that Sony eventually planned to relieve the exclusivity in March 2021.
This would seem to suggest that Final Fantasy 7 Remake would eventually not be exclusive to the PS4. This strategy would make sense, as such a major release would undoubtedly make a big splash on the PC. Dataminers also discovered possible PC port specifications hidden in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo’s codebase.
Clearly, Sony wants to give the PS4 one last major boost in sales thanks to such a big release before the PS5 begins to steal away its market share. The trend of moving to PC is also echoed by recent PS4 titles, lending credence to the idea that the remake will eventually come to PC. Death Stranding was an exclusive when it released in November 2019, but a PC port is coming on June 2.
So even if the fans on other platforms have to wait a year, the wait should be worth it judging from the response the demo has gotten so far.