With all of this in mind, it seems possible that FF7 Remake Part 2 will likely be released at least a year after the first, which means the best-case scenario is March or April 2021, but more likely Fall 2021.
The original Final Fantasy VII, released in 1997, is a classic epic told across three PlayStation discs. Final Fantasy VII Remake is a modern retelling that sets out to expand the universe by involving many of the side stories once known collectively as “The Compilation of Final Fantasy VII” while also weaving in new narrative threads.
Despite only venturing to Midgar in Final Fantasy Remake Part 1, the narrative additions seen could lead to ginormous alterations in the sequel. Where will the inevitable Part 2 take us? Will the sequel take years to develop? How many entries in the FF7 Remake series will there be? Can we expect a big Avengers: Endgame-y brawl at the end? Here’s everything we know about Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2.
When is the FF7 Remake Part 2 release date?
Part 1 of FF7 Remake was slightly delayed from March 3 to April 10. Then Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda confirmed in late February that the delay would not impact the release timeline for the next installment, which is a good sign that development on Part 2 is proceeding as planned. With no confirmed release date, there’s no way to know when Part 2 will be released, but we can look to another Final Fantasy release for an idea.
Based on the similarly scaled, Final Fantasy XIII, we can likely expect the follow-up to launch 1-2 years after the first part. FFXIII encompassed three separate entries that were released over the course of four years, so we might be looking at a similar timeline here. The first FFXIII was released in 2009 followed by sequels in 2011 and 2014. Unlike the FF7 Remake, development on the follow-up titles didn’t begin until after each of the .
Producer that planning had already begun on the second part. Director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed via a blog post that by November 2019. This was in July 2020.
We learned a bit more about the scope of additional parts from the FF7 Remake Ultimania guide, released in April 2020. Nomura stated in the guide that he wants future parts out “ASAP.” To achieve this, he’s considering altering the size of future installments based on what the covered story section requires. Some releases might be smaller, more intimate additions, perhaps similar in size to an FFXV DLC. Other additions could be more comparable to FFVII Remake Part 1.
With all of this in mind, it seems possible that FF7 Remake Part 2 will likely be released at least a year after the first, which means the best-case scenario is March or April 2021, but more likely Fall 2021. Presumably, the sequel would release as a PlayStation exclusive shortly after FF7 Remake Part 1 launches on Microsoft owned platforms.