Did Sephiroth... do this?
Logo with title for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is now available for PlayStation 5 owners today. Rebirth continues the story that began in 2020's Final Fantasy 7 Remake, featuring a story that somewhat follows closely to the original 1997 Final Fantasy 7 release.

Players will again assume control of the mercenary Cloud Strife and his partners in arms as they go after Sephiroth, "a haunting figure from Cloud's past bent on ruling the planet." Players will explore a myriad of new locations alongside new and returning characters such as Tifa, Barret, Aerith, Red XIII, Yuffie, and Cait Sith.

“As the director of the original FINAL FANTASY VII, I feel very proud that we were able to introduce a whole new generation to role-playing games and show so many newcomers a wider world of storytelling. Today, I’m filled with the same sense of pride when I look at what our development team has accomplished with FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH. This adventure offers rich rewards to longtime fans while welcoming in newcomers to begin their FINAL FANTASY adventure here and experience a similar sense of wonder as they would have felt in 1997. I hope that both fans and those who have never played FINAL FANTASY before will enjoy this game.” -Yoshinori Kitase, Producer

“FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is a labor of love and our tribute to adventure – a massive world of compelling stories and our most ambitious game to date. Like those who first brought us the original FINAL FANTASY VII, we’ve reached for something that was never possible before today’s technology: a deeper portrayal of our main cast of friends, comrades and people of the Planet. By combining their powers in battle and strengthening their bonds through your choices, we hope you feel a powerful, connection with these characters and the world they inhabit.” -Naoki Hamaguchi, Director

“For many years, I wondered what a remake of FINAL FANTASY VII could look like. Above all else, I felt we would need to do justice to the characters and story that had become so beloved by fans around the world. FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH delivers on this vision and vastly expands upon the original title not only in the size of its world, but in the quiet moments shared by party members, where warmth, joy, sorrow and tenderness can be found. As they press on and forge deeper bonds en route to their ultimate fate, I hope you will open your heart to feel these feelings alongside them. As the second title in a trilogy, we’ve enjoyed hearing our fans’ feedback from the previous title and incorporating elements into FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH for a truly breathtaking follow-up. Thank you for playing our vision for a remake, in which the past is honored by the possibilities of the present to reimagine a story for future generations.” -Tetsuya Nomura, Creative Director
The reviews for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth have been exceptional. OpenCritic shows that the critical average is 93% with 100% of all critics recommending the game. The game also earned several "perfect" scores from a number of outlets.

For those of you unable to pick up Rebirth or are still undecided about picking up Rebirth, there are a couple of options. First, it does seem very likely that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be coming to the PC at some point in the future. The exclusivity window for Rebirth on PlayStation 5 ends May 29, 2024, but that does not mean it will hit other platforms immediately after. Alternatively, there is also a demo available for Rebirth on the PlayStation 5. This demo was recently updated with some visual improvements along with some additional content.