No one knows when the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo will drop

No, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo won't launch the same day of release. So when exactly is it coming? No one's sure.

Published Thu, Jan 9 2020 4:59 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:45 AM CST

Gamespot recently said the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo would release alongside the main game on March 3, 2020. This isn't accurate and Gamespot later dialed back its claims. The truth is no one really knows when it'll drop...but history tells us it'll launch before release.

No one knows when the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo will drop |

Square Enix can't be happy about the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo situation. Not only do we know a demo is on the way, but files for the demo were leaked out and extensively datamined to uncover spoilers, character images, file size info, and much, much more. At this point the cat's out of the bag, right? It might be time to launch the demo for PS4 gamers to sample especially with the game's release in just two months.

Since the leak, Square Enix has been silent on the demo. There's been no announcements, confirmations, or reveals, just radio silence. All we know for sure is that it's probably not dropping on March 3. So when should it drop? Pretty soon, given the publisher's past handling of demos.

Final Fantasy games have a history of demos that release months ahead of the main game.

We've seen this with the Final Fantasy VII demo on the old-school PlayStation previews disc, Final Fantasy X (included with the disc versions of FFVI), Final Fantasy XII (bundled with Dragon Quest VIII), and Final Fantasy XIII (launched exclusively with the Japanese Advent Children DVD) to name a few. We also got two playable Final Fantasy XV demos--the excellent Episode Duscae, which I still have installed--and the Platinum Demo.

We should hear something soon from Square Enix, but for now be sure to steer clear of the spoilers.

Final Fantasy VII Remake launches on March 3, 2020 on PS4. It'll come to other platforms a year later in March 2021. Only the first chapter launches this March, and the game will be a multi-volume release that requires gamers to buy each title individually.


Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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