Remaining Fantasy 7 Rebirth's not-quite-open world was impressed by one of many PS4's greatest RPGs

Kath Santarin
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Remaining Fantasy 7 Rebirth differs from its predecessor in that it is considerably open world, and it seems its world is impressed by none apart from The Witcher 3.

The place Remaining Fantasy 7 Remake was a little bit of a linear expertise, Rebirth shall be greater, bolder, higher, and much more open, even when it is not a real open world recreation (in actual fact, it will be about thrice greater). Earlier this month, French outlet FF Dream spoke with co-director Naoki Hamaguchi in regards to the recreation, together with its open world (thanks, GamesRadar). In accordance with Hamaguchi, within the first occasion Remaining Fantasy 15 helped set the groundwork because it gave the crew the expertise it wanted to make Rebirth's open world.

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Curiously, although, Hamaguchi additionally famous he is an enormous fan of The Witcher and Horizon collection, two clearly large RPGs with large, sprawling open worlds. He spoke of how they checked out what labored in regards to the respective video games' open worlds, whereas nonetheless ensuring to deliver their very own contact to make it distinctive to the Remaining Fantasy 7 universe. Whether or not Hamaguchi is speaking about Horizon: Zero Daybreak or Forbidden West, however the latter will clearly have seen some enhancements to its open worlds, although solely launched final yr.

Rebirth is trying prefer it's shaping as much as a reasonably substantial sequel, and is even honing in on some extremely delicate variations – take for example the truth that just about each quest within the recreation has two totally different variations, relying on once you full one specific story beat. The sequel can be bringing again characters like Vincent Valentine, who's voiced by none apart from Essential Function's Matt Mercer. And naturally, the hunky Sephiroth is returning, this time in playable type, although artistic director Tetsuya Nomura is not precisely positive why we're all so thirsty for him.

Remaining Fantasy 7 Rebirth is launching February 29, 2024, on PS5.

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