The next 18 months or so are going to be huge for fans of Final Fantasy — assuming there are no delays! There are currently not one, not two, but three high profile Final Fantasy titles scheduled for PlayStation platforms before 2024. But which one are you most excited about?
It all kicks off this winter with what Square Enix is calling a 'remaster' of PSP bestseller Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Titled Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII: Reunion, the tale of Zack Fair will be retold on PS5 and PS4. Naturally, it looks better than ever, with overhauled character models and what appear to be much higher quality assets. Hopefully some of the gameplay mechanics have been adjusted as well. The bottom line, though, is that you know exactly what you're getting with this one — unlike the other games we're about to mention.
The highly anticipated Final Fantasy XVI is set to release in the summer of 2023 as a PS5 exclusive. Spearheaded by the team behind Final Fantasy XIV, this is an action RPG with a more mature story, according to Square Enix. Main character Clive is on a quest for bloody revenge, and there'll be a lot of battles between giant monsters. Everything we've seen so far of Final Fantasy XVI has looked potentially fantastic.
And last but not least, we have Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, another PS5 exclusive, targeting a winter 2023 launch. Two massive Final Fantasy titles releasing months apart? Yeah, we're not sold on that either, but that's the schedule right now. Rebirth is a sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake, continuing the adventure of Cloud and the gang — but it's not going to be the adventure that we know from the original Final Fantasy VII. This is the game that we know the least about at this point in time — but it could still be the one you're most looking forward to.
So, which is it? Vote in our polls, and then try to explain yourself in the comments section below.
XVI. At least that’s got Yoshi-P behind it.
It's a hard one but I'm more excited for FFVII Rebirth.
I put rebirth even though I suspect I may enjoy XVI more. Just anticipating where they go either the story. Also the ff7r combat is my favorite combat in any JRPG ever. Even if the story takes a Nomura turn for the worse, I'd still love the combat.
Also wish FF1-6 pixel remasters and Ever Crisis eventually come to consoles!
I'm voting for crisis core, purely based on the fact that I don't own a PS5 and not planning on getting one in the upcoming years.
I’ve never played a Final Fantasy game. If I was to pick just one, what should it be? FYI, I’m a big fan of FPS games and action-adventure games like God Of War, etc., if that helps or applies at all……
Definitely Ff16 for me
I've only ever really enjoyed FF7 and X. Looking forward to continuing FF7 with disc 2.
It’s a close call for me, but I think XVI just barely wins. I’m really looking forward to the more medieval setting. The last few FF games were more technology based on terms of setting, so I’m looking forward to the change.
Has to be XVI for me because of the team that's behind it. Easily the most hyped I've been for a Final Fantasy game in years.
I need to know more about Rebirth before I get excited. I really liked Remake, but I also think it was very flawed in a lot of ways. Hopefully Rebirth builds upon it while not turning the story into a total mess! Cautiously optimistic.
XVI definitely because when it launches in 2023 there will be a 7-year gap between that and the previous mainline entry. There's never been such a long wait before and I'm hyped to finally see the next chapter of the franchise.
Im not really impressed with FFR7 i just got over it. The game takes to long to be released ill buy the complete edition at a reduce price.
I dont like locking of content behind a preorder paywall and extreme effort to make maximum money of the fans plus leaving the extra content off the disk even when you ask full price.
If i have to choose FF16 a complete game after such a long time and released at once. 😁👍
That's a tough choice because I want them all equally so much. But I voted for VII Rebirth.
The reason for that choice is because we know how part 1 goes and it was so well made! So we have a good idea what to expect from part 2 gameplay.
Crisis Core lost the vote because it's a remaster. I would prefer to have a remake. Remaster doesn't change my feelings for the game, just loses that vote on here. lol. And we don't know what to expect from XVI so that loses the vote for that reason.
I'm a huge FF fan, but I somehow felt almost nothing when I saw the XVI trailer for the first time, despite being hyped for the re-reveal. For me, it wasn't a good trailer, after waiting for two years. The combat doesn't look like something I will enjoy all that much.
FFVII Rebirth on the other hand... oh boy. It showed less than XVI, but it just inspired my imagination and I'm incredibly excited for this unknown journey. And I LOVED FF7R's combat, so I know this will be just as good, if not better than the first one.
That being said, I'm looking forward to all three of those games. CC will be a nice "filler" for me.
XVI for me as well. By all appearances it has a concrete vision, strong team and no real baggage of any kind. Just the combination to get me excited about Final Fantasy again.
I really, really disliked FF7R therefore I'm obviously looking forward to FF16 to most since I'm not looking forward to FF7R2 at all lol
Might check out Crisis Core though
Probably final fantasy crisis core first.i play it on my psp.it was amazing.word up son
Probably the next VII, I beat the first remake and enjoyed it. Played about 10 hours of XV and deleted it. Wasnt my cup of tea so a little wary of XVI coming
I picked XVI, but I want to change it to VII Rebirth.
Or do I?
I don't know!!!
Final Fantasy XVI has the potential to he the best entry since FFX, but VII is my favorite game ever and I'm very excited to see how Rebirth evolves from Remake.
Regardless, the fact that we're getting both in the same year is absolutely mind-blowing.
Crisis Core! I thought Square tossed it into a hole and buried it for good. I'm so excited.
Rebirth although im looking forward to all of them.
I’m stoked for all of these, what a show last night. But it’s XVI for me, barely. Subject to change. I just want them all lol
I chose crisis core since I just finished the og ff7 and haven't played 7r yet. Since I loved the story I am looking forward to crisis core which ties in to the story. And since that's closer than 16 I chose it over 16
Rebirth, just to see how else the story will be changed and what they decide to keep from OG FF7 in the next reimagining installment.
As a longtime FF fan since VIII, I'm a bit disappointed at what looks like it'll be a solo party adventure in XVI. But I'm sure it'll be great, from the team's history. We'll see if my opinion changes the more they show.
VII Rebirth. Curious to see how they will continue to swerve the story. Tifa or anyone else for that matter are not safe any more. I'll be getting all three at launch.
Final Fantasy XVI got my vote and can’t wait to get back to the classic Final Fantasy setting!
If it were an option I'd easily pick FF Tactics Remake...but given that it isn't and hasn't officially been announced yet I selected None of 'em!
I still haven't finished FF7R. Every time I hit the side mission parts in the towns it just ground my momentum to a halt.
@DETfaninATL I suggest you play FF7 remake. It have a very nice combat with nice rpg elements. And if you liked it then you can continue the story with rebirth.
To get it out of the way, I like Final Fantasy but I'm not the biggest fan of the series. Crisis Core is my favorite of the ones that I've played and I've been hoping for a remaster so that gets my vote. FF VII Remake was good for what it is and I'm looking forward to the next part of that as well.
I'm most excited for FFXVI, largely because I don't trust Nomura not to make the story of VII as nonsensical as Kingdom Hearts
Really hard to decide between XVI and Rebirth! Both are among my most anticipated games right now!
I have issues with Nomura's revisionist history for 7, especially after his KH comments, but I still voted for 7r2, I'm not really excited for XVI even slightly. Nothing I've seen about it looks like an FF game, so far. I like Platinum/DMC action games to a point, but I'm not getting excited for one the same way I would a JRPG. If XVI looks more like a proper RPG by the time it's really shown off I might change my mind, but for now, I'm thinking of it as Stranger of Paradise 2.
@carlos82 VII was already as nonsensical as Kingdom Hearts from the start. If he could somehow make that worse, I don't think I'll ever touch anything from his teams again .
Since I don't own a ps5, and don't do games on my mobile device, I guess my options are limited.....
Extremely hard choice. Looking at 2023’s launch schedule the other day, I would’ve said FFXVI is my most anticipated title for the year, above even BotW and Starfield, but then Rebirth came… I think Rebirth. 2023 is slated to be potentially the biggest year in gaming since 2017 at the moment and Rebirth leads the pack for me.
Hi there fellow gamers.
"Which Final Fantasy game are you most looking forward to?"
Well, I am getting all three of them, since I´m a huge FF fan.
But if I have to pick only one, then it has to be FFXVI.
Even though I´m quite curious with what Nomura-san and Kitase-san will do with this "new" FFVII trilogy and Crisis Core being an awesome game, especialy on PSP at the time, I´m still very much excited for something new, a new main line FF game, even more if it´s being helmed by Yoshi-P-san and his team.
Really great news for FF fans around the globe.
Cheers, stay safe and happy role play gaming for us all
@RaZieLDaNtE My friend! It's been a while!
What an insane time to be a FF fan, WE ARE FEASTING
Difficult one. I have to say ff xvi. I fear that they are going to destroy the characters of vii. The big moments in the original i what developed and made Cloud and co so good. The route they might take now could completely change that. And Nomura's track record with weird and crazy storylines doesn't help, but I hope he proves me wrong.
@DETfaninATL that's a hard one! While I'd love to say the classics, they aren't entirely easy for newcomers due to the battle system that is used. I think if you do like games like DOOM, then FF7 Remake might be best suited as it's a very fast combat system. But hey, if you can play the classics then 7,8 and 9 are all fantastic games.
@TraCuz- Hey there friend!
Yeah, it´s been some time. Life and stuff, you know how it is.
But yes, we FF fans are indeed feasting.
Remember when SE would struggle just to launch one FF title?
Now we have 3 of those. Kinda crazy, but most definitely the good kind. And It is going to be a trilogy, just like I´ve predicted it would, since that´s just made more sense to me. Good times.
Cheers, stay safe and enjoy the weekend my friend
After playing and loving (mostly)remake ive got to go with part 2.lets hope they keep the "squeezing through tight gaps" to a minimum this time 😁
I tried getting into FF but it’s too fantasy for my liking.
FFVII Rebirth by a mile. It could actually potentially be a system-seller for me.
I'm looking forward to playing all 3 of them, and I will for sure, but it's easily Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. That is now my most anticipated game since it's official now.
Part 1 was my 2020 Game of the Year, and the PS5 version would have been again last year, but I ultimately decided it should go to a new game and not a re-release. So, I didn't even have to think about my answer to the poll.
Was hard to pick one but had to go with rebirth, I'm just glad we've got all these awesome final fantasies to choose from.
I'd normally pick a new one over a remake, but Rebirth pips it for me as I'm not a fan of the High Fantasy FFXIV aesthetic.
Tough choice. Still haven't gotten myself a PS5 & my PC is below the rec spec for Intergrade. Looking forward to all of them, even playing to check out Ever Crisis in the hope that the level of gacha & grind isn't too ghastly.
Of the three listed, probably XVI by a small margin, even though I'm not that good at spectacle fighters.
All of them in order. I hope Ever Crisis would get a console/pc release.
16 over 7 part 2.
I really like 7, however I know these characters.
Can't wait to see what XVI brings to the table
XVI. The music is already so much better in just the 2 trailers alone. I'll always prefer a fantastical setting over the mix ff7 has. And the screenshots of the landscapes we're mind-blowing. The story has so much potential. Combat already looks fantastic and it seems to even have a stagger system so I know it won't be anywhere near button mashy like people love to claim action games are
Still incredibly excited for Rebirth tho. I love cloud and the gang which is the one thing XVI seems to lack but as long as characters like benedikta are prominent in the story. I can live without party members just like in XIV
FFXII Remake (please?)
I still have the VII remake part 1 to play, which I've been really looking forward to getting to. I may even just wait until all 3 are out, in like 25 or 26, to start. XVI looks pretty wild too
Hard question. I'll buy all these games as soon as they're released, but FF XVI is my most antecipated game because is a fresh entry in the series and I love what was shown so far.
I'm more hyped for XVI cause i have full trust on YoshiP and it's a complete game.
FF7R is still far from done, even after the next one comes out. That kind of cuts on the hype factor for me.
All of them! But I’m not the FF mega-fan I was back in the SNES and PS1 gen anymore.
I'm a big fan and definitely looking forward to FF7 Rebirth the most.
I'll also be buying the other 2 games as well. All three of 'em should be day 1 purchases, unless I happen to be broke at the time.
I feel we are long overdue for an 'epic' mainline entry in this series, and the team behind this game (inc. YoshiP) have my confidence.
FF7R left me slightly cold for a few reasons. I loved the combat system, and actually enjoyed the story beats and changing narrative...... but so much of the game seemed like unnecessary filler.
If the length of FF7R had been halved, and 'Hard Mode' available from the outset, I would rank it much much higher.
The Yufi expansion is pretty great though, and Fort Condor mini-game is awesome
Is this even a question?
Tbh I'm surprised that it's relatively close between 16 and 7r but for me it's the latter all the way.
I was brand new to this series and now I'm a FF fan for life. I knew of the original VII, that it's a legendary game and that it had a huge fanbase but I didn't play it back in the day nor did anyone else I knew. Kinda regret that now but perhaps that's worked out nicely, means I'm not bothered by the direction they're taking with the new ones.
Rebirth is a Day One purchase for me, but I'm definitely interested in the other two games and will play them both.
Can all of them be an answer? I’m equally looking forward to them all. I’m turning 30 this Friday yet I still get giddy hearing Final Fantasy news
How is ff7 getting a higher vote? Most have played it already, you know how it ends. Better graphics and improved gameplay is great but ff story has always been the main draw for me.
@playstation1995 As great as the story was i really hated the gameplay loop damn slots.... ☹️
@Col_McCafferty I was one of those fans Cloud is my alltime favorite but FF7R took to long and i just lost my interest im just going to wait untill its complete and buy it as a complete package. If its not release in a physically complete set then ill wait untill its on sale.
16, because I know Yoshi P will deliver.
@z0d15g0d folks are saying that the FF7 remakes are a sequel to the original, with a multiverse twist. I can understand why people are excited for rebirth.
@Flaming_Kaiser. It was cool when i play it on my psp.its a amazing game.its definitely gonna enhanced on ps4 and ps5.word up son
Final Fantasy 16 for me!
@nessisonett This right here.
why is Ever Crisis not on the list?
@throwmeaname Really? Ive finished part 1 and it's practically the same so far. I don't think they will divert too much from the original. You know how fanboys like to complain when studios do that.
VII Rebirth because Remake and iIntergrade were so much fun.
I don’t dig the FFXVI aesthetic too much but I am sure it will be well worth playing like every FF.
The next single player Final Fantasy game I'm looking forward to is - shock horror - one that isn't a sodding remake or remaster.
I will buy all 3 of them, just not day one cause I got to pay the bills
Played and loved 7 back in the day but have lost touch since. That recent XVI trailer really connected with me though and it could be my first FF in years…
I fell out of love with FF 12, haven't got back to series since then.
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