When does the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo update release?

The demo for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is already a delight, offering a glimpse into the opening chapter and providing crucial backstory for protagonists Cloud and Sephiroth. Square Enix plans to enhance the demo soon, giving players a reason to revisit it.

If you haven’t tried it yet, downloading the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo on your PlayStation 5 is straightforward, and it’s a worthwhile experience before the update arrives. Surprisingly extensive, the demo covers the entire Nibelheim flashback, detailing Cloud’s return to his hometown, his ascent of Mount Nibel with Sephiroth, and the events that shaped Sephiroth into the antagonist he is today.

In addition to experiencing Rebirth’s combat and exploration mechanics, players can control Sephiroth and even tinker with a piano in Tifa’s room. The upcoming update is anticipated to be significant, so a second playthrough may be in order if you’re eager to delve deeper before the full game release.

What is the release date for the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth update?

Square Enix has confirmed that the update for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s demo will be available on Wednesday, Feb. 21. This is just over a week prior to the full game’s launch on Feb. 29, with preloading becoming accessible a few days earlier. Players have ample time to explore the demo before deciding whether to download the update.

What is included in the update for the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo?

The update primarily focuses on enhancing graphical performance in Rebirth’s performance mode. Fans expressed concerns about textures, character models, and lighting in this mode, which Square Enix has addressed for both the demo and the full game.

The highlight of the update is an additional playable segment set in the Junon region. Unlike the linear Nibelheim segment, this part allows players to explore a portion of Rebirth’s open world. Teased glimpses include riding Chocobos, playing as other party members like Tifa and Red XIII, and a boss battle against the Phoenix summon.

While the demo does not contain exclusive content, playing it grants players extra bonuses for the full game. These include a kupo charm accessory that boosts resource item extraction and a survival set comprising useful items like potions and ethers.

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