Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, the second entry in the acclaimed remake of the PlayStation RPG classic is almost upon us. Although this highly anticipated PS5 exclusive launches later this month, a rumored Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo could mean you can play it weeks early – and earn an exclusive in-game item as a reward.
That’s right, a Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo is reportedly set to release after the game’s own State of Play on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – a showcase giving us an extended look at the new PS5 game. If this comes to fruition, you will be able to try the PS5 exclusive weeks ahead of the full Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth release date at the end of February.
On top of being able to play what is likely to be one of the best RPG games earlier than expected, there are also exclusive PS5 rewards up for grabs. According to ‘PlayStationSize’ on Twitter, players will be able to earn the Kupo Charm Survival Set for playing the demo.
As for what you’ll be able to play through in the FF7 Rebirth demo, it’s likely to feature the opening hour or two of the game. After all, this was the case with the demo for the first game in the remake project, letting you experience the reimagined bombing of Mako Reactor 1 section. While progress could not be carried over in the Remake demo, the more recent Final Fantasy 16 demo did let you carry over progress from the demo into the full release. According to PlayStationSize in a follow-up post, the FF7 Rebirth demo is marked as ‘titledIdForTransferring’, meaning your progress will transfer to the full game.
If you’ve been keeping up with Square Enix’s releases over recent years, then a Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo isn’t all that surprising. In fact, Square has released a demo for all of its major releases, including the aforementioned Final Fantasy 7 Remake, as well as Final Fantasy 16, Outriders, and Forspoken. In other words, it would be surprising if there wasn’t a FF7 Rebirth demo to sink our teeth into.
Alongside news of a likely demo coming very soon, the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth file size for the full game has also been revealed, clocking in at 145.250 GB on PS5. With such stunning graphics, ample cutscenes, and a vast world to explore, this isn’t unexpected. Thankfully, preload is set to go live at midnight on February 27, 2024, giving you around two days to download the game before release. If you’re worried about it clashing with any other chunky games in your collection, it might be a good time to expand your storage with one of the best PS5 SSDs…
While we’ll have to wait and see how good the Kupo Charm Survival Set is in action, it’s hard to beat the free PS4 dynamic theme that was handed out for playing the FF7 Remake demo. Sadly, with no PS5 themes feature, we’re missing out on console customization this time around.
Nevertheless, we’re still in store for an epic follow-up to one of the best games of all time. And while we twiddle our fingers waiting, it’s the perfect time to find out how FF7 Rebirth’s reimagined iconic scene will hurt even more this time in the PS5 exclusive.