In an interview published by journalist Marcus Stewart in Game Informer, the key figures behind Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, Naoki Hamaguchi (director), Yoshinori Kitase (producer), and Tetsuya Nomura (creative director), answered some of the most frequently asked questions from players.
One of the topics discussed was the character Vincent, who could only be seen for a brief moment in the game’s latest official trailer. They confirmed that the character will join the group of protagonists but will not be playable in Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, similar to Red XIII in Final Fantasy VII: Remake. It was not revealed exactly when Vincent will be introduced in the game.
Another point discussed in the interview was the game’s two-disc format. Hamaguchi explained that two discs will be used to accommodate the 150 GB size of the game, with 100 GB on one disc and 50 GB on the other. However, unlike the original game, there will be no need to switch discs halfway through gameplay. According to Hamaguchi, attempting to compress everything into a single disc would have required removing some important gameplay ideas.
Regarding shared progression between FFVII Remake and FFVII Rebirth, it will not be initially implemented. However, players who have saved data from the previous title before starting Rebirth will receive a mysterious materia as a reward.
Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth will be released on February 29, 2024, for PlayStation 5.
Sources: Game Informer