Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Story

In what is a shocking new direction for Final Fantasy — and the role-playing game genre as a whole — Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will have a story as well as characters. Hard to wrap your head around isn't it? But it's apparently the truth.

Square Enix has released another weird developer update on the upcoming sequel. This particular post says: "Players will witness a chain of narrative developments [...] while discovering each character's destiny."

Not everyone's as smart as we are, so we won't judge you if the terminology went over your head. In this instance, a "chain of narrative developments" means that the game will have a story. Square Enix is breaking new ground all over again, just like it did with the original Final Fantasy VII many years ago!

No, but in all seriousness, this is a strange way to promote a game. The publisher's been pumping these updates out over the last few days, but this one takes the cake. The previous update said that Rebirth will offer a "high degree of freedom", which at least sounds vaguely interesting in the context of Remake's very linear gameplay structure.

Anyway, can you believe that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will have a story? And even characters? Pick your jaw off the floor in the comments section below.