Final Fantasy VII Rebirth was the final announcement at Summer Game Fest 2023, as we got gameplay and a launch window for the highly anticipated PlayStation 5 game. But it wasn't the footage or Early 2024 news that got fans talking. It was this:`
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth comes on two discs, and Square Enix really wants you to know it. It's not uncommon to see big PlayStation or Xbox games come on two discs — late-generation PS4 and Xbox One games like Red Dead Redemption 2, The Last of Us Part 2, and even Final Fantasy VII Remake come to mind — but it's the loud, emphatic placement of this seemingly trivial fact that's making the internet talk. Plus, the nostalgia of the PlayStation 1 days when the original Final Fantasy VII came on multiple discs is a nice callback.
In the immediate moments following the Summer Game Fest showcase, "2 discs" started trending on Twitter. Many fans were just simply tweeting "2 discs!", but others took the joke even farther. Even PlayStation itself got in on the fun, as its tweet of the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth trailer points out the pair of discs as well.
The Internet Reacts to Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's Two Discs
Two. Discs. 💿💿
Cloud and his friends venture beyond Midgar in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, coming to PS5 early 2024. pic.twitter.com/vJ7dFeJvT1
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 8, 2023
FF7 REBIRTH IS ON TWO DISCS, WE'RE SO BACK pic.twitter.com/vaTmMKbySJ
— Ultima📛 | #вʟм (@UltimaShadowX) June 8, 2023
Wouldn’t need two discs on PS3™️ System pic.twitter.com/P3dWWBbrCj
— Michelle Ehrhardt (@ChelleEhrhardt) June 8, 2023
Sir a second disc has hit the PS5
— Khalid (@Khallidinho) June 8, 2023
FF7 Rebirth’s over-world looks pretty. Good seeing Yuffie definitively be included in group activities. 😁
I love that it’s on 2 discs. Gimme my PS1 vibes! Imagine making a game so big it requires TWO PS5 discs. Maybe one of those discs will be Midgar again for Zack’s stuff. 🤔
— Suzi Hunter (@TheSphereHunter) June 8, 2023
Me, holding TWO DISCS of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth on launch date: pic.twitter.com/V8c9FJHmYD
— It’s Still ND 🇯🇲 (@DerikNovvaj23iv) June 8, 2023
two discs?!? playstation gone sound like a plane takeoff loading this game up https://t.co/CW7N40XVB5
— Joe Ali (@JoeAli) June 8, 2023
love that TWO DISCS is trending
AS IT SHOULD pic.twitter.com/z0gsHjxw05
— Ashley Esqueda, no-check heathen 🧠 (@AshleyEsqueda) June 8, 2023
For more on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, check out all of the details from the new trailer. Plus, there were plenty of games at Summer Game Fest that are only launching on one disc. We also got the reveal of a brand new 2D Sonic game called Sonic Superstars, and a big gameplay reveal for Mortal Kombat 1. You can catch up on everything from the event in our full Summer Game Fest recap.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over seven years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.