Xbox Germany posts that FF7 Remake will come to Xbox One on 3/3

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Neat

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The official Xbox Germany facebook page posted the following to their timeline:



They later deleted it.

Now this is significant for two reasons:
  1. The game hasn't even been announced for platforms other than the PS4. However, we always knew from the very start that it wasn't a full exclusive (more on that in a sec), though I think most of us expected a PC release at the very least. An Xbox release, while not surprising, wasn't something entirely set in stone imo
  2. March 3rd 2020 is also the date the game will release on PS4. In other words, the post implies that the Xbox version will release day and date with the PS4 version. When the game was first revealed at Sony's E3 2015 conference, Sony and Square Enix made it very clear that you will be able to play it "first on PlayStation". Did the timed exclusive deal fall through?
Editorial mistake, or something bigger? Let me know what you think
 

LewieP

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I wouldn't be surprised to see it hit multiple platforms, but yeah I think PlayStation will have a window of exclusivity.
 

Gamer17

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I m sure it's minimum one month exclusive. As if it was day and date sE would announce it at e3 to open the pre-order for xbox
 

Hektor

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Uhm, why would this be kept under wraps if it was coming to Xbox on the 3rd? It's clearly a mistake.
While I can't tell you why square enix would want to keep such thing under wraps, this wouldn't be the first time.

Square enix actively went out of their way to hide the pc version of Nier automata prior to release, for whatever insane reason
 

cw_sasuke

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Seems like a mistake - then again the likelihood of SE keeping such a expensive project as an exclusive forever is low.

So expect a PS4 exclusivity this gen and it to come to PC and Xbox by the time the next generations rolls around for a re-release.

Dat E3 of dreams tho
The game coming to other plattform down the line doesn't diminish the announcement at all.
 

Gamer17

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Seems like a mistake - then again the likelihood of SE keeping such a expensive project as an exclusive is low.

So expect a PS4 exclusivity this gen and it to come to PC and Xbox by the time the next generations rolls around for a re-release.
It was announced as timed exclusive and never full exclusive. So it is 100 % coming to other platforms
 

Akai

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Wouldn't be the 1st time that Xbox DACH (which is Germany, Austria and Switzerland btw and not just Germany) does a mistake like that.

But then again... it wouldn't be the 1st time that Square Enix does stupid shit like this, so I don't really know what to think.
 

Kazaam

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For those saying Sony might have a deal with Square to keep them from mentioning other platforms ... is this something that happened before? I only ask because I find this practice on a whole different level of distastefulness. I sort of understand the idea of not mentioning another version of the game that would come a year later, but not mentioning the game coming out on different platforms on the same date is a big no no for me.
 

mclem

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It was announced as timed exclusive and never full exclusive. So it is 100 % coming to other platforms
I wonder - on that front - what the plan is for exclusivity for the episodes. Is it just first release of Ep1 that's exclusive? That's the only title they're actually talking about currently (which makes sense, of course), but given that the development has run-on for a bit but episodic titles generally benefit from regular release schedules, I wonder what the plan is if Ep2 is delayed; whether they release Ep2 the intended delay after all platforms, or if they release it as close as possible to the original planned release date (which would make secondary platforms 'catch up' over time)
 

Astandahl

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For those saying Sony might have a deal with Square to keep them from mentioning other platforms ... is this something that happened before? I only ask because I find this practice on a whole different level of distastefulness. I sort of understand the idea of not mentioning another version of the game that would come a year later, but not mentioning the game coming out on different platforms on the same date is a big no no for me.
I think they did something similar with the PC version of Nier but IIRC SE announced it before. Also DQ was "announced" at some point for Switch so this would be a different situation.

Seems really strange.
 
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