The upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will not allow players to import their saved data from the first game, according to its game director.
With news that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be released on February 29, 2024, its game director Naoki Hamaguchi has revealed that players will not have access to their saves from the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
This is in an effort to make each game in the remake trilogy act as a standalone.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Players Will Not Have Access To Previous Save Data
This news comes courtesy of an interview with Hamaguchi on the PlayStation blog.
“We have announced that the Final Fantasy VII remake project will be a trilogy and that each entry will be a standalone game in its own right,” Hamaguchi said. “Because of this, each game’s balancing is done independently and a player’s levels and abilities will not carry over from one game to the next.”
As a result, players will not have access to their previous parties, levels, abilities, weapons, Materia or armour.
However, as an incentive to play the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, players who have will receive some free gifts upon diving into Rebirth.
“We have created some special bonuses for fans who played the previous game, allowing them to start with a little something extra,” Hamaguchi hinted.
However, we are not yet sure what this could entail.
What To Expect
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s release date was announced during last week’s State of Play. Alongside news of its release, Square Enix also revealed the $350 Collector’s Edition.
As for what you can expect from the next game in the remake trilogy, it will feature a “multifaceted world with a high degree of freedom” according to Enix.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will arrive exclusively to PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024.