Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will feature innovations like "stories" and "characters"

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will feature both "stories" and "characters," it has been revealed.

Over the last few days, the official Final Fantasy 7 Twitter account has sprung back into life, revealing several statements from lead developers on the remake sequel. One comment comes from game director Naoki Hamaguchi, who crucially reveals that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will have "stories."

Thank you, Mr. Hamaguchi. Not to be outdone in providing new information, story and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima provides the comment just below for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, announcing to the world that the remake sequel would feature both "narrative" and "characters."

Thank you, too, Mr. Nojima. This deluge of new information reveals that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will likely have multiple plot points throughout it, but also numerous side stories accompanying it, just as the original Final Fantasy 7 Remake did back in 2020.

We're kidding on, of course. It's nice of Square Enix to give out the starved Final Fantasy 7 community some new information to go on, rekindling the flames of hope that we might yet see or hear major news about the remake sequel before too long.

In fact, Hamaguchi's comments seem to point to Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth widening in scope compared to the original Remake, expanding to focus on the wider world of Gaia. Veterans familiar with the original Final Fantasy 7 will know this was coming,g though, as the original game expands to reveal its wide open world as soon as Cloud and company depart the city. 

Check out our E3 2023 schedule guide for a look over all the events that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth could possibly make an appearance at. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.