Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Demo Update

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo will get a visual quality update for its Performance Mode

Watch Sephiroth do the thing in higher fidelity

Since being released, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth fans have reported some not-so-pretty visuals when switching to Performance Mode in the newly released demo. Thankfully, it looks like some upgrades are on the way as Square Enix plans to apply some improvements to the visual quality of Performance Mode in an update rolling out on February 21.

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For the most part, Performance Mode is always going to pale in comparison graphically to Quality Mode. After all, that’s the intent: to shed some visual quality in an effort to maintain a stable framerate, often 60 fps. However, in the FF7 Rebirth demo it felt like the quality slider went a few notches too far.

Square Enix’s post on Twitter about the upcoming update didn’t go into much detail, but it did state the improvements are also being applied to the full game when it releases in two weeks. (Yep that’s right, just two more weeks to go!) With the update coming in a week, that will give players roughly eight days to play through the graphically improved demo before Rebirth’s full release.

I personally played through the demo the first time in Quality Mode, which looked great. After hearing about the issues people were having I booted it back up in Performance Mode and have to agree, there are definitely some improvements to be made so I’m happy to see Square Enix making them.

The Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo is available now on PlayStation 5. The full release of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is on February 29.


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