When Final Fantasy VII Rebirth arrives sometime next year, it’ll take a page from the original game it’s based on. Specifically, the sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake will come in two discs on PlayStation 5.
When the original Final Fantasy VII launched in 1997, it did so in three discs as the game would not fit in the 600 or so megabytes available in a CD-ROM. These days, however, the Blu-ray discs used by modern games can store gigabytes of data.
Despite this, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will still arrive in multiple discs Square Enix revealed during Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest broadcast, where the game rounded out the show.
The fact that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth needs two discs can be somewhat surprising. That said, the install sizes of modern games has been on the rise as of late. Games such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare and even Square Enix’s own Forspoken have install sizes much larger than 100 gigabytes—much larger than the 60 gigabytes of a dual-layer Blu-ray disc and even stretching the limit of a BDXL Blu-ray disc.
Other PlayStation 5 games have also started coming in two discs as well, most notably God of War: Ragnarok. With these, one disc serves as a pure install disc while the other is used for actually playing the game.
Whether or not Final Fantasy VII Rebirth‘s two-disc format will follow the same pattern is as of yet unknown.
As for the trailer itself, as with last year’s first-look trailer, it once again raises more questions about just how much the original FFVII‘s timeline has changed due to the events of FFVII Remake. This includes hints that one of the characters may have already died in the past, unlike in the original.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is set to launch on PlayStation 5 in 2024.
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