FFVII Rebirth Producer Teases “Big Final Fantasy Announcement” for 2023

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2023 may be an especially exciting year for Final Fantasy fans, according to Final Fantasy VII Rebirth producer Yoshinori Kitase, who teased that a “big announcement” relating to the long-running fantasy RPG franchise will be made this year, although it seems to have nothing to do with FFVII.

Kitase shared the statement as part of his New Year’s greeting on the official Final Fantasy website, which reads as follows:

Happy New Year to you all.
FINAL FANTASY XVI is set to release this year, which means Yoshi-P needs your support now more than ever. Cheer him on as he gives it his all down the stretch!

Also! Development is picking up speed on the title I’m producing, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH. I’m sure many of your collective imaginations are running wild trying to picture how we’ll recreate some of the game’s most iconic scenes, and we’ll have more to share about that when the time is right.

There’s also another big announcement unrelated to FFVII that I can’t say anything about just yet.
Rest assured we’re working hard to make sure 2023 is the most exciting year yet.

FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH Producer
Yoshinori Kitase

Some of the Final Fantasy projects that may be announced in 2023 include a remake of Final Fantasy IX and a remastered version of Final Fantasy Tactics, if that leaked list of GeForce games from NVIDIA is to be believed.

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, a direct follow-up to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, is scheduled for a late 2023 or early 2024 release for PlayStation 5.

FFVII: Rebirth will presumably reach PC after a timed exclusivity period.

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