RPGs tend to be long games. They aim to tell a story, often with many characters and involving decades or centuries of consequences from ancient acts, and that takes time. Just ask Final Fantasy. A franchise known for its short games that expand beyond 30 hours when you go straight to the main campaign. That’s why, although we’re excited about the announcement of the release date of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, we’re also worried. Worried about asking ourselves a question. How long will this game last? And the game’s creative director has answered us.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is the second part of the remake trilogy of the original Final Fantasy 7. This means that this game will not conclude the story, and therefore, we don’t know where it will end. However, we have Tetsuya Nomura to clarify, and he has explained in an interview on the PlayStation blog how far it will go.
According to him, the game will conclude in The Lost Capital. Those who have played the original game might be breaking into a cold sweat right now. It’s understandable. One of the most iconic events in the game takes place there. However, since Final Fantasy 7 Remake has substantially changed the story compared to the original game, it raises the question of whether the fate of our characters will be the same at the end of this Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Because things can change.
Especially because Nomura has clarified that they have changed many things along the way. We won’t be visiting Wutai until the next installment of the game, and the order of other important locations will be changed. That’s why it’s not possible to know the exact content of the game, but from what is implied and what we could see in the trailer, it would be strange if there were less than 100 hours of content to complete the entirety of the game.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be released on February 29, 2024, on two discs. Its first part, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.