Final Fantasy 7 Remake PSA: Physical Copy Requires Long Install Before You Can Play

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is coming on Friday, April 10 for most territories, but if you pick up a physical copy you should know that you can’t jump in right away. A large disc install across both Blu-ray discs will take some time.

The first chapter will be playable after installation, and then you’ll be prompted to install from the second disc after completing the first chapter. Altogether the process is said to take around an hour.

If you’re buying the game digitally, pre-loading is now available so you can get ready for launch day without a wait. If you’re planning to play from a physical copy, on the other hand, just pop in the disc and do something else for a while. The physical supply chain also may have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Reviews for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake have been largely positive. GameSpot’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake review is one of only a handful of 10/10 reviews from GameSpot.

“Regardless of your history with the original game, Final Fantasy VII Remake is an astounding achievement,” Tamoor Hussain wrote. “The wait for its release was a long one, but in gameplay, story, characters, and music, it delivers–the wait was worth it. For first-time players, it’s an opportunity to understand why Final Fantasy VII is held in such high regard. It’s the chance to experience a multifaceted story that grapples with complex subject matter, be in the company of memorable characters, and be moved by their plight. For returning fans, this isn’t the Final Fantasy VII your mind remembers, it’s the one your heart always knew it to be.”

For more details on Final Fantasy 7 Remake, check out some tips to know before playing and why you shouldn’t skip the side-missions, and read up on how long you can expect it to last. If you haven’t yet secured your copy, check our pre-order guide.

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