When Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced back at E3 2015, it was announced that the first entry in the multiple-game project would only launch for PlayStation 4 at first, with the announcement trailer stating ‘Play it First on PlayStation 4’. Today, the game’s final box art design has been updated to inform us just when the game will launch on other platforms.
Twitter user ‘Wario64’ has pointed out that the box art is now fitted with a disclaimer that in small text reads “*Timed exclusive until 3/3/21”.
Final Fantasy VII Remake box art updated with timed exclusive disclaimer – until March 3, 2021 pic.twitter.com/IGL0f5dbBb
— Wario64 (@Wario64) December 10, 2019
This is not the first time that Sony has had a hand in timed-exclusives for PlayStation 4 as just recently a week before the release of Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding, it was announced that publisher 505 Games will publish a PC version in summer 2020, along with Activision’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy launching on PS4 in June 2016, followed by Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch releases the following year.
While it is unconfirmed what platforms Final Fantasy VII Remake will release for outside of the PlayStation 4, it is worth noting that both Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation platforms will be on the market by the end of 2020 and that Square-Enix has launched some titles on Google Stadia, so a release on Google’s cloud-based service is possible.
Final Fantasy VII Remake releases for PlayStation 4 on March 3rd, 2020.