Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase teases a big Final Fantasy announcement for 2023 in a New Year’s greeting message posted at the official Final Fantasy website.
According to Kitase, the upcoming Final Fantasy announcement is unrelated to Final Fantasy VII remake projects such as Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Speculation currently points toward a potential Final Fantasy IX remake, but Square Enix has not confirmed any more details.
Here’s the full message by Yoshinori Kitase via Square Enix:
Happy New Year to you all.
Final Fantasy XVI is set to release this year, which means Yoshi-P needs your support now more than ever. Cheer him on as he gives it his all down the stretch!
Also! Development is picking up speed on the title I’m producing, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. I’m sure many of your collective imaginations are running wild trying to picture how we’ll recreate some of the game’s most iconic scenes, and we’ll have more to share about that when the time is right.
There’s also another big announcement unrelated to Final Fantasy VII that I can’t say anything about just yet.
Rest assured we’re working hard to make sure 2023 is the most exciting year yet.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Producer
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