Step into the world of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth with a new behind-the-scenes video

Grab a snack and your caffeine fix, sit back, and enjoy this behind-the-scenes journey into the making of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
Image: Square Enix.
Image: Square Enix. /

Are you ready to get a sneak peek into this magical world of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth?

We've been raving about this masterpiece of a game for months, spending hundreds of hours (can't be just me, right?) immersing ourselves into this adventure and constantly telling ourselves just one more battle and I'll go to bed every night (and then we wonder why we're so tired in the morning). Now, thanks to a new Inside Square Enix video, you can.

This new video is a whopping 90-minute deep dive into the making of this epic game. And the best part is, it's got English captions, so no worries about missing out on any juicy details. You can watch it below:

In this video, you'll get to see the masterminds behind the game spill the beans on how they crafted the story, built the breathtaking world, and designed those jaw-dropping battles. From director Naoki Hamaguchi to co-director Motomu Toriyama, art director Shintaro Takai, and battle director Teruki Endo, the dream team is all here to give you the lowdown.

The video kicks off with Naoki Hamaguchi and Motomu Toriyama sharing their vision for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. They dive into the challenges of bringing the beloved original game's story to life while adding fresh twists and surprises. It’s like they’re breathing new life into an old favorite, making it feel brand new yet comfortably familiar. In the world-building segment, Shintaro Takai, the art director, takes you through the transformation from simple dev stages to the stunning, detailed environments you see in the game. Imagine starting with basic textures and surfaces and then layering on the magic to create a vibrant, living world. It’s like watching a black-and-white sketch turn into a full-color masterpiece right before your eyes.

And of course, what’s a Final Fantasy game without its iconic battles? Battle director Teruki Endo breaks down the combat system, showing how they’ve stayed true to the original game’s spirit while adding new layers of strategy and excitement. Whether it’s the flashy moves, the intense summons, or the tactical depth, the battle system is designed to keep you on your toes.

One of the coolest parts of the video is seeing how the team approached recreating iconic scenes from the original game. They share their hopes for what players will discover and feel as they experience these moments again. It's all about capturing that nostalgic magic while delivering something fresh and exhilarating.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a snack and your caffeine fix, sit back, and enjoy this behind-the-scenes journey into the making of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the series, this video is a must-watch.

It’s not just a game - it’s a work of art in the making.

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