‘Final Fantasy 7’ Remake Release Date: Is This Game Ever Going to Happen?

It feels like the 'Final Fantasy VII' remake might never come out.

Ever since Square Enix revealed its Final Fantasy VII remake back in 2015 we’ve been waiting for it to actually launch. We had high hopes that the long-anticipated title would finally get a release date (or at least a mention) during the developer’s E3 2018 presentation, but it turns out we were wrong.

Instead, Square Enix pushed out a slick edited video packed full of trailers for new games, a few unexpected announcements, and narration from iconic actor Keith David, but no mention of the one game we really, really wanted to see.

For now, the *Final Fantasy VII’ remake is still a big mystery, but Considering the company’s failure to mention it at all, we’re a little concerned.

The project dates all the way back to 2005, when Square Enix showed it off as a tech demo for the PlayStation 3. At the time, the company made it clear that a full remake wasn’t going to happen, but fans wouldn’t let up and eventually the demo became a full-fledged project. That was three years ago, though, and today we’re not much closer to an actual release.

Is the project delayed? Has it been canned entirely? Your guess is as good as ours.

It’s also worth noting that Square Enix failed to mention another big, upcoming title: the Avengers game it teased last year. This one is an even bigger mystery, and we’re pretty bummed that it didn’t get any screen time at all.

Of course, it’s possible Square Enix could be saving its big announcements for the Sony’s E3 2018 press conference on Monday night. That may seem odd, but Sony will be pulling out all the stops to compete with Microsoft. A Final Fantasy VII remake release date would help it do just that.

So for now, we’ll be holding out hope that Square Enix’s most important E3 2018 announcements are still to come, but, to be honest, it’s not looking good.

Check out even more of our E3 2018 coverage, including updates on the Fallout 76 beta, Microsoft’s latest plans for the Halo series, and Battlefield 5’s new Battle Royale mode.

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