Do you need to play Final Fantasy 7 Remake before Rebirth?

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth co-director Motomu Toriyama has addressed whether people need to play Remake before the upcoming installment.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth serves as the second installment of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy. While Remake launched on the PlayStation 4, Rebirth will remain a PlayStation 5 exclusive. The development team decided this based on the game’s graphics and the PS5’s speed.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth continues the protagonist Cloud’s storyline with a twist. The upcoming title picks up after the cliffhanger in 2020’s Remake.

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Considering Rebirth takes place after Remake, prospective players have wondered if they need to play the first game in the trilogy.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is the second game of trilogy

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On Twitter, the Final Fantasy 7 team has answered several questions about Rebirth. Recently, co-director Toriyama clarified whether Final Fantasy fans need to play Remake before Rebirth. “No, 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 said.

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It’s unclear what the “preparations” could allude to in Rebirth. However, future players are curious about the teaser. This also suggests gamers may not have to play Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion, either.

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In addition to curiosity, Twitch streamer Bltz77 joked how Square Enix could include Remake on the same disc as Rebirth. The original Final Fantasy 7 came in three separate CD-ROM discs – the fewest amount across other PlayStation Final Fantasy games.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth releases sometime in Winter 2023. Until then, read below to check out some other games to play.

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