Video game soundtracks have been a booming business as of late, as dedicated fans have found enjoyment in listening to a favorite game’s tracks even when they’re not playing it.
Even though streaming services have been releasing these songs digitally, such as when Spotify released most of the music you’ll hear in Final Fantasy games, physical editions of soundtracks are still highly demanded.
In line with this, Square Enix has recently announced that it will continue to have physical releases for Final Fantasy soundtracks, this time being from one of the most highly-acclaimed titles this year.
More specifically, the developer has revealed that it will be releasing a new soundtrack for Final Fantasy 7 Remake this upcoming December 23, which is great news for dedicated fans.
The upcoming release called Final Fantasy 7 Remake Original Soundtrack Plus was announced on the official Square Enix Music Twitter account. The tweet also included a link that leads to Square Enix’s storefront, which contains more details about what the new soundtrack will include.
— SQUARE ENIX MUSIC (@sem_sep) October 23, 2020
For one thing, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Original Soundtrack Plus will include a bunch of songs that were previously unreleased. The collection will contain four CDs that will contain cutscenes, background music tracks, and even extra features that weren’t included when the soundtrack was initially released.
It’s worth noting that the soundtrack for the remake of the classic 1997 JRPG was extremely well-received by fans. As a matter of fact, the OST which was scored by Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu was one of the reasons why the title got such incredible reviews upon its launch.
That being said, this upcoming Plus edition will actually be the fifth time that the score will be released. For one thing, the developer and publisher also previously released the following asides from the basic original soundtrack:
- the Orchestral Arrangement Album;
- the Acoustic Arrangements;
- the Dual Vinyl pack.
The latter contains both soundtracks from the original Final Fantasy 7 game as well as the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. In any case, this Plus edition of the soundtrack will also contain original artwork by Tetsuya Nomura, the character designer for the Final Fantasy franchise.
This new Plus edition for Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Original Soundtrack came after the PlayStation 4-exclusive title received big news. Last week, Final Fantasy 7 Remake received its very first major patch six months after its release.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s 1.01 update contains a bunch of bug fixes that dealt with prolonged issues that were never addressed by Square Enix before. For instance, players will no longer have to worry about the game crashing as they progressed through the game, which was an issue that many complained about.
In addition to that, performance and stability issues have been addressed in this newest update as well. In other exciting news – more exciting than the fact that the title finally got a major patch – rumors have been circulating that Final Fantasy 7 Remake might be receiving a much bigger upgrade in the future.
More specifically, there have been hearsays claiming that the remake will be ported to the PlayStation 5. Square Enix hasn’t made any announcements regarding this just yet, but we’re crossing our fingers that it will soon.