Squenix: No Plans to Release FFVII Remake for Other Platforms

Jawbreaker

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Asked if there are plans to bring Final Fantasy VII Remake to Xbox One, or if the game is still a PS4 exclusive, a Square Enix spokesperson told VGC: “As previously announced, Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released for the PlayStation 4 on March 3rd 2020. We have no plans for other platforms.”
There's the clarification after the mistake by Xbox Germany yesterday.
 

mclem

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I thought we already knew that there were plans for other platforms in the long-term, though. Am I mistaken?
 

cw_sasuke

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Even if it was planned for other platforms - they wouldnt announce it this way.
You wont hear about about other versions until the PS4 version has been released.
 

Hanbei

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Of course Xbox and PC will follow. I thought it was crystal clear when they said "released first on PlayStation 4" back in 2015 at E3.
 

mclem

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Even if it was planned for other platforms - they wouldnt announce it this way.
You wont hear about about other versions until the PS4 version has been released.
Sure, but there's a notable difference in meaning between "We have nothing to announce" and "We have no plans"

In this context, I would absolutely have expected them to use the former phrasing.
 

AnthonyUK

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I thought we already knew that there were plans for other platforms in the long-term, though. Am I mistaken?
It's never been officially confirmed, and probably won't be until whatever contractual period is not letting them talk about "plans" , then the day after that, it'll be revealed and dated.
 

Kouriozan

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I’m sure it’s coming to PS5 as well down the line, but yeah that’s no surprise they would say this now.
 

Mivey

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Well, a company would never lie or use weasel words to hide the truth, so I guess this means we will never see VII Remake on any other platforms, ever. I'd lie if I said I like this news, but I appreciate Square's honesty and clarity.
 

MisterPixel

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Yeah, it's bullshit "first on PS4" it's explicit, first and therefore after on other platforms ...

He can not say that there are no plans otherwise they would not specify the first on PS4 lol
 

stryke

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Don't worry about that, the harm has been done, the seed has been sown, they will now go to bed at night anxious, nervous and scared knowing that the xbox version could launch the same day and date as their precious PS version.
 

RyanG

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There is absolutely no way Square Enix is going to go through all the expense and hassle of recreating one of their most famous games of all time and restrict the amount of money they will get by keeping it exclusive. Not to mention all the "play it first" wording. So i guess whatever truck full of money Sony threw at SE for this includes this nonsense about having to lie about other formats. Which is just so tedious... we're not fucking stupid.
 

cw_sasuke

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Sure, but there's a notable difference in meaning between "We have nothing to announce" and "We have no plans"

In this context, I would absolutely have expected them to use the former phrasing.
Its the same difference to be honest.
They dont want people to think or expect the game on other systems.
 

LewieP

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Do they really think people are that dumb.

If it was forever locked down exclusively for Playstation, Sony would say so.

Do they think it's still 2003? Everybody knows what "launches first on [Platform X]" means.
 

Kemono

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Do they really think people are that dumb.

If it was forever locked down exclusively for Playstation, Sony would say so.

Do they think it's still 2003? Everybody knows what "launches first on [Platform X]" means.
They don't need it forever. Just for a few years. A remastered complete edition will surely release for PC and Switch 2.
 

LewieP

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They don't need it forever. Just for a few years. A remastered complete edition will surely release for PC and Switch 2.
Yes I know. I'm just baffled that S-E are using the "no plans" line when everyone can see through it.

They should just stick to "launching first on Playstation".
 

jeyu

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Well everyone knows that they just can't say that eventually it will come to other platforms.
 
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Do they really think people are that dumb.

If it was forever locked down exclusively for Playstation, Sony would say so.

Do they think it's still 2003? Everybody knows what "launches first on [Platform X]" means.
Seems like they are trying to go the Crash route. It's too late to do that after it was revealed as a timed exclusive though. On the other hand Microsoft did turn Titanfall 1 into a permanent console exclusive so it can happen. I don't think that is case here. I would not be shocked by a PC only port though.

Well everyone knows that they just can't say that eventually it will come to other platforms.
But they already did say that. That's why this is so suspect.
 

Wolfman

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Eh, it'll happen sooner or later. We've known this since the start.

I question how "accidental" that tweet on MS' part was though.
 

AndyVirus

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Don't worry about that, the harm has been done, the seed has been sown, they will now go to bed at night anxious, nervous and scared knowing that the xbox version could launch the same day and date as their precious PS version.
Will sleep easy with the E3 of dreams to get me through the night.
 

Solid

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This is how they’re going to get people to double and triple dip. it’s Square Enix.
 

Snakeeee

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Wonder how Sony spun that. This is like getting RE2make as an exclusive.
Huge bag of money, it was annouance in 2015, problably started the developed in 2014 and releases in 2020. 6 years for a "remake" and for a 1 episode is to long.

Some peopel are saying that the exclusive deal maybe had fall off, but aparently it still stands.

I believe it will be like 6 to 12 months deal.
 

Mikch85

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Watch Square being trashed on the internet because Xbox Germany messed up. I agree third party exclusives must die (timed or not), but this one was locked ages ago.
 

Karan S'jet

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I have to admit that the PlayStation temporary exclusivity makes this game my most anticipated ps game
 

cw_sasuke

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Watch Square being trashed on the internet because Xbox Germany messed up. I agree third party exclusives must die (timed or not), but this one was locked ages ago.
Eh...no one really cares, the majority of people interested in this game own a PS4 and know that its gonna be an exclusive for a while. They delivered way too much during e3 for such small mistake to affect the public perception of the project.
 

Chaserjoey

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Huge bag of money, it was annouance in 2015, problably started the developed in 2014 and releases in 2020. 6 years for a "remake" and for a 1 episode is to long.

Some peopel are saying that the exclusive deal maybe had fall off, but aparently it still stands.

I believe it will be like 6 to 12 months deal.
5-6 years is around the standard dev time for an AAA game of that scale though.
 
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I thought we already knew that there were plans for other platforms in the long-term, though. Am I mistaken?
You are. It was announced coming to PS4, and the most "other platforms" that have ever been in the running has been that it's "first on PS4" without them ever saying any word whatsoever about other platforms it might come to. People have been making assumptions, of course, and then talking like they were based in fact.