Final Fantasy VII Remake release date UK, soundtrack and Part 1 file size

Final Fantasy VII Remake release UK

The Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of the most eagerly anticipated games of 2020, so here’s a quick run through of everything you need to know about the game, including details for the soundtrack and file size. It’s shaping up to be a remake like no other, so whether or not you played the original game you’re going to want to check out the reimagined RPG classic to see if it delivers the goods this time around too.

The first thing you need to know is that the initial release won’t actually be the entire game in remake form. Instead, it’s being remade as multiple games with the first following the story of Cloud Strife as he battles the Shinra Corporation with environmental activist group AVALANCHE in Midgard. 

There are no details as of yet in terms of how many games Square Enix will develop as part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, or when the second part will arrive. It’s possible that there will just be two parts, but it’s also highly likely to be a trilogy with so much content from the original game to cover and new content being added to expand the story and build out the gameplay with significant real-time action RPG mechanics similar to Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III.

If that isn’t enough to give you a sense of the scale of the project, it’s worth bearing in mind the fact that Part 1 will be released as a 2 disc Blu-ray, so the file size (details below) for anyone planning to buy the game digitally is going to be significant. This is a very good sign that there’s going to be a lot of cinematic story elements to the game with a massive music score, so the soundtrack is going to be a big part of impact of the highly anticipated title.

Release date UK

Part 1 of the Final Fantasy VII Remake has been confirmed for a UK release date of the 3rd March 2019 on PlayStation 4, so it’ll be coming out a little ahead of the spring break at Easter. The game was first announced back in 2015 at E3, so it’s been in development for a while. 

Hopefully, that means that it’s been given the time needed to create the kind of game fans are all hoping for and if Kingdom Hearts III is anything to go by, that should be the case. It was first announced in 2013, but didn’t get a release until 2019 and it has gone on to be a huge hit with both fans of the series and newcomers alike, so we’re expecting the FFVII Remake to get the same treatment by Square Enix.

The two disc Blu-ray is going to tap into a lot of nostalgia for the original 1997 game, which is widely regarded as being one of the greatest titles ever created. It was released on Playstation 1 with three discs included, so the Remake is going to feel very close to the original experience, which seemed huge with a game that was so big it meant changing the disc as you progress. You can see more info on the upcoming action RPG at Square Enix.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 1 file size

The file size for the Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 1 should be pretty epic. The fact that the physical release on the PS4 comes as two Blu-ray discs means that the digital version of the game is going to be one of the biggest ever released. The current record holder for biggest game file size is Red Dead Redemption 2, which clocks up a massive 99Gb, but that was released on a single Blu-ray disc, so we could well be looking at the first PlayStation 4 game to require upwards of 100Gb of space for the FF7 Remake. 

We’re expecting something in the region of between 125-150Gb, but we’ll update you with more details as they get confirmed.


The music of the original game was incredible and with composer Nobuo Uematsu’s amazing music to build on, the Remake soundtrack should be just as epic. Details about a separate soundtrack release haven’t been confirmed as of yet, but it’s surely just a matter of time before it gets confirmed.

The music from the FFVII was released in 1997 as a four disc CD, but it was a Japanese import, so it’s pretty expensive in the UK. Hopefully, this time around it’ll get a full UK release that isn’t quite as overly expensive. You can also follow Final Fantasy on Twitter at to keep up with the latest on the release, file size and soundtrack.

For anyone looking to get a reminder of the music from the original game, you can take a listen to the video below.

Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer