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FF7 Rebirth Queen’s Blood could hook you forever with new expansions

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s director reveals the Queen’s Blood card game could be seeing major expansions in the future following its unexpected popularity.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Queen's Blood expansions: A diagonally split image with Aerith smiling on the left and a Queen's Blood board in play on the right.

From The Witcher 3’s Gwent to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Orlog and now Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s Queen’s Blood, adding a board game to an RPG seems like a no-brainer nowadays. In fact, Gwent was even spun into its own standalone game. Well, the future for FF7 Rebirth’s Queen’s Blood card game is bright. Director Naoki Hamaguchi reveals the team “want to consider further expansions” to Queen’s Blood after its surprise success in the PS5 exclusive RPG.

In a new interview with RedBull, Hamaguchi explains that, while it hasn’t “decided anything in terms of future development for Queen’s Blood”, Square Enix is open to “further expansions” in the future. Sure, while the focus of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is undeniably on its bombastic combat and epic story, its many minigames like Queen’s Blood are a big part of why it’s quickly become one of the best open-world games on PS5.

This comes as the team saw “very positive feedback” on Queen’s Blood. Much like Gwent, we doubt Square Enix expected Queen’s Blood to garner quite so much love. Once it was finally in player’s hands though, it quickly became apparent that this fully-realized card game is arguably just as good as FF7 Rebirth itself – and deserves a spin-off or mobile game. Given how stylish the board already is, a physical version of Queen’s Blood would be a dream for those looking to celebrate the cult-classic RPG game in style. While it’s unlikely that this is what Hamaguchi is referring to, it would nonetheless be great news.

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Additional cards, quests, and alternative rulesets are likely on the table. With a staggering 145 cards already in Queen’s Blood, these potential expansions may add even more to the deck or change up the core mechanics for an interesting twist. Although the mode already has a strong questline and tournament, there is certainly room for future quests and championships to raise the stakes. After all, Cloud doesn’t just have to be the coolest sword-swinging warrior, and it’s a great diversion from the lofty 200-hour FF7 Rebirth Platinum Trophy grind.

Pairing all these fun diversions with the charming party-focused journey you can embark on, it’s no surprise that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is one of the best PS5 games, and it’s likely only to get better with future updates. In fact, FF7 Rebirth Performance Mode fixes are on the way to make playing the PS5 exclusive that much easier on the eyes.

While we patiently wait for a potential Queen’s Blood expansion, there’s plenty more to enjoy on PlayStation. Our Rise of the Ronin preview explains how this new RPG combines everything you love from other games. On the other hand, don’t hold your breath for a PS2 emulator on PS5 to enjoy classic titles.