If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

The real reason why we're not playing Final Fantasy VII Remake on PC yet

Not just another pretty face

Final Fantasy 7 remake - A closeup of Cloud Strife's face while he holds his sword
Image credit: Square Enix

It's well documented that part of the reason why Final Fantasy VII Remake took such a long time to come out on PS4 after its initial reveal back in 2015 is because its director Tetsuya Nomura was busy trying to finish his magnum opus Kingdom Hearts III - and I'm sure that's mostly true. However, a recent interview between co-director Naoko Hamaguchi and the folks at Unreal Engine reveals a slightly different take on the whole situation, and one I can't help but feel is the real reason why we're still waiting for a (surely inevitable) release on PC. It's because he just couldn't stop staring at Cloud's big dumb face.

Read the rest of this article with an RPS Premium subscription

To view this article you'll need to have a Premium subscription. Sign up today for access to more supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information
In this article

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Video Game

Related topics
About the Author
Katharine Castle avatar

Katharine Castle


Katharine is RPS' editor-in-chief, which means she's now to blame for all this. After joining the team in 2017, she spent four years in the RPS hardware mines. Now she leads the RPS editorial team and plays pretty much anything she can get her hands on. She's very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests, but also loves strategy and turn-based tactics games and will never say no to a good Metroidvania.