Square Enix is ramping up the marketing for its anticipated upcoming RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the continuation of 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. Unsurprisingly, fans will have to free up a large amount of space on their PS5 hard drives if they want to install all the content from both discs – it’s absolutely massive.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth director Naoki Hamaguchi recently told Game Informer that the game will be split between two discs in a way that players won’t have to swap discs like Remake (or the original game, for that matter). As a result, one disc will hold 100 GB of data will the other will hold 50 GB, meaning it will require around 150 GB to install. Luckily, thanks to the PS5’s architecture, players will only need to install the content from both discs and just use one disc to play the game.
Hamaguchi added that the massive install size for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth was the result of the development team’s ambition for making a game larger and more detailed than Remake. As far as we know, it will feature an open-world that will allow players to explore several key locations from the original game spread across the huge overworld. Cramming everything into one Blu-Ray disc would’ve meant that the team had to cut or downsize some content, which it didn’t want to do.
In related news, Square Enix spoke a bit about the roles that both Zack Fair and Vincent Valentine will play in Rebirth. Zack will receive his own dedicated episode while Vincent will unfortunately not be a playable character in this game, instead acting as an “accompanying character” similar to Red XIII from Remake. The publisher also revealed that the game will offer nearly 100 hours worth of content, meaning it will be significantly larger and longer than its predecessor.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launches on 29 February 2024 for PS5. Make sure you check out our South African pre-order guide and its various editions.
Source: Game Informer