In an interview with Japan’s Gamer, Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase explained it Final fantasy 7 rebirth it’s a’PS5 Exclusive Because the “extensive” game world of the new version necessarily requires speedSSD from the console.
“It’s a PS5 exclusive because of the graphics quality of course, as well as the speed of the SSD,” Kitase says. “As the adventure takes place in a vast world after escaping from Midgar, the downloads present a severe bottleneck. We found the PS5 technical specifications necessary to overcome this obstacle and travel the game world comfortably.”
As we know, unlike Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Rebirth is not coming to PS4. From Kitase’s words, we learn that the reason, in addition to the higher graphics quality that can be obtained from current generation hardware, also lies in the load times, which would be very long with the hard drive of an old generation console.
On the other hand, this should not preclude the PC version (considering that the first part has made its way to Steam and Epic Games Store) or Xbox Series X | S in the future.
In recent days, many new details about Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth have emerged thanks to interviews published by Kitase and Tetsuya Nomura. For example, we’ve learned that “Part 2” development has been streamlined since FF7 Remake Intergrade launched on PS5 and that it’s going to be a massive game that won’t spoil the original PS1 image.