It feels as if Xbox will never get the Final Fantasy VII Remake at this point. With the sequel due to release in early 2024, there’s still no sign of the original game headed to the platform. Fans, however, did get excited this week after Xbox advertised the RPG on its Brazilian platform but swiftly deleted the post soon after.
The post was spotted by The Gamer. It was focused on Father’s Day and included a handful of father and child relationships across video games. The one relationship which stuck out from the crowd was Barret and the little girl who lives in the Seventh Heaven. The image was taken from the Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Fans immediately jumped online to comment on the social media post questioning why Microsoft included the game in an Xbox advert. Sadly, it was all a mistake. Microsoft quickly deleted the advert and released a statement to Eurogamer confirming it was posted in error.
“The image was posted in error and removed as it included a title not available on Xbox.”
Regardless of the mistake, fans did have reason to get excited about Final Fantasy VII hitting Xbox. Earlier this month, Square Enix announced that the PlayStation and PC exclusive Final Fantasy XIV Online would finally arrive on Xbox in 2024.
During the announcement, Square Enix CEO Takashi Kiryu also confirmed that other games would be headed to Xbox down the line. He didn’t confirm what these games were. So the excitement from this ad, even if it was just human error (or more like ignorance), is warranted.
We don’t know if Xbox players will ever get to play Final Fantasy VII Remake or the sequel. However, given the recent MMO news, things might change soon.