Final Fantasy VII Remake is finally in the hands of gamers worldwide. Well, those who own a PlayStation 4 at least. Sony console owners have been diving into Square Enix’s remake, but Xbox One fans have, so far, been left out in the cold.
If you’re wondering whether Final Fantasy VII Remake will be brought out on Xbox One at some point, we’ve got you covered.
Is Final Fantasy VII Remake coming to Xbox One?
The short answer to that question is not for the time being. Final Fantasy VII Remake is only available to play on PS4. Gamers who solely own an Xbox One will have to ask to borrow a friend’s copy and their PS4 console or simply miss out.
That’s for now, anyway. Square Enix hasn’t mentioned that an Xbox One port will be produced in the future, but the recent revelation of a PC port gives Xbox One fans some hope.
A YouTube video, posted on the PlayStation channel on Friday, April 10, dropped the biggest hint yet that Final Fantasy VII Remake is coming to PC. At the five-second mark in the video, a caption reads, “Gameplay captured on PC” as a brief snippet of footage plays. This indicates that Final Fantasy VII Remake won’t remain a PS4 exclusive indefinitely, and that’s backed up by another caption at the video’s end.
At the 1:06 mark, you’ll see that Final Fantasy VII Remake is only a timed PS4 exclusive until April 10, 2021. Once that date arrives, Square Enix can port the game to other platforms. With a PC port extremely likely after this date, it’s possible that an Xbox One port could become reality too.
Even with Xbox Series X being released later this year, an Xbox One port would be in Square Enix’s best interests. Not every Xbox fan will buy a Series X console on launch day, or within a 6- to 12-month period post-release. Square Enix could port the game to Xbox One and Series X, then, and allow every Xbox gamer to play Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Other Final Fantasy titles are playable on Xbox One now too, and there are plans in the works to bring Final Fantasy XIV to Microsoft’s box as well. We suspect Final Fantasy VII Remake will be the latest to be ported to Microsoft’s console. Just not until April 2021 at the earliest.
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