Preload FF7 Rebirth now to download massive file size before launch

Preload FF7 Rebirth now to download massive file size before launch
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Finally, after nearly four years of waiting, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is on the cusp of coming out. We’ve been waiting for the second installment in the FF7 Remake trilogy since 2020, and we only have to wait a couple more days until we can step into the shoes of Cloud once again. To help you play as soon as possible, here is how to preload Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth right now so you can download the massive file size before launch.

Although Square Enix has repeatedly said you don’t need to play the first FF7 Remake, it’s important to know that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a sequel. It takes place right after the final moments of the 2020 remake where Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, Barrett, and Red XII escaped the dystopian sci-fi nightmare of Midgar.

In this sequel, you will be able to team up with all your favorite party members once again plus the likes of Yuffie. This is the second installment in the remake trilogy and its download size is so big the physical copy requires two discs. If you pre-order Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth digitally, you can preload the game this very second.

How to preload Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

The preload date for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is February 27th. In order to download the newest installment in the FF7 Remake trilogy ahead of its release date on February 29th, you must pre-order any edition of the game from the PSN store.

Unfortunately, unlike part 1 of the remake that launched in 2020, FF7 Rebirth is not on PS4. It is a PS5 console exclusive at launch, but there’s the likelihood it will join PC post-PlayStation launch. The 2020 remake joined the Epic Games store in December 2021 before it landed on Steam in June 2022. Square Enix hasn’t said anything about a PC release for Rebirth, but we could possibly see something similar.

FF7 Rebirth is also not on Xbox, and it’s unlikely to join Microsoft’s console. This is because the first remake never joined Xbox systems while getting into bed with Epic Games and Steam for PC.

FF7 Rebirth download file size

The massive preload download file size for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is 145.250 GB. This comes courtesy of the reliable PlayStationSize on Twitter. It is also PlayStationSize who confirms that you can preload FF7 from local midnight on February 27th.

If you cannot wait for the game to launch, you can download the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo right now. Square Enix has released a new update for this demo, and it is said to include content unique to the playable sample.

Even if you already know you are going to buy the game and wish to go in completely blind, we can’t recommend the demo enough purely for the piano mini-game alone. The piano mini-game is highly addictive, and we could easily see ourselves spending more time bringing out our inner Beethoven than slashing enemies with Cloud’s mightily long sword.

In other PlayStation news, Sony will soon pull the curtain aside on the PS Plus March 2024 games. The release date for Sea of Thieves on PS5 has been confirmed, and the release date for Hi-Fi Rush on PS5 has been revealed, too.