Square Enix have released a demo for the Final Fantasy VII remake for free on the PlayStation Store. In it, you get to experience the Mako Reactor 1 raid, meet most of the major characters, and fight the first boss. You’ll also experience the significantly revamped combat (and general gameplay). Just don’t count on the progress you make transferring to the full game when it launches.
Fans of Final Fantasy VII have been chomping at the bit for years now to get even a taste of the upcoming remake. Well, at long last, now you can. The demo of the remake is available on the PlayStation Store, and it’s free. It lets you play through the first chapter. In other words, it’ll take you through the bombing run of Mako Reactor 1, where we meet our protagonist Cloud and the colorful group of eco-terrorists, Avalanche. You’ll also get to encounter the Scorpion Sentinel boss, and the demo wraps up after you escape the compound.
Now, this is all well and good, but there are some caveats that we have to mention. For one, no progress you make in the demo will carry over to the full, retail version. Moreover, there’s a good chance that the content of the demo will be different from the final version. So, really, this is just an opportunity to get a feel for what the game is aiming to do. Which is more than enough, because the completely revamped combat system and secrets that you can find should be more than enough to keep you busy.
The remake of Final Fantasy VII is coming out on April 10th, 2020. So far, we only know that it’s launching on PlayStation 4. However, Square have mentioned that the PlayStation version will be a one-year exclusive. In other words, odds are that it’s gonna release on other platforms eventually. Which ones, though, we don’t know yet.