Players won’t necessary visit locations in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth in the same order as the original 1997 PSOne game, Yoshinori Kitase (Executive Producer), Mariko Sato (Producer) and Tetsuya Nomura (Creative Director) have revealed during a new interview with Dengeki.
Despite this, Nomura-san was keen to point out that this doesn’t mean that some locations have been lost in the game, but you’ll just visit them in a different order. However, the trio didn’t specific what locations would be featured in the second part of the Final Fantasy 7 remake project.
I can’t reveal the specific scope of the story, but there are no major events from the original version that are missing from the entire story. However, in “FFVII REBIRTH” you will not necessarily visit the locations that appeared in the original version in the exact same order. Some locations are visited in a different order.
It’s just that the order in which you visit the locations has changed, but don’t worry, it doesn’t mean that some locations have been lost entirely.
Kitase-san previously commented on the reason why the game won’t be coming to PS4, citing various technical advantages that the PS5 brings to the equation.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is scheduled for release on PS5 in winter 2023.