Over the years, Final Fantasy video games have been able to offer us great experiences and all kinds of eye-catching characters. Indeed, the proposals are such that over the years not only the players continue to wait for the arrival of new deliveries, as is the case the case of Final Fantasy XVI, but there are also games that remain in the top favorites of many players, one of the most common being Final Fantasy X or Final Fantasy VII with Cloud and his friends
Talk about the best Final Fantasy games it could be a long discussion and a full debate. However, what many share is that Final Fantasy VII has a story full of moments that are impossible to forget. And while it was once one of the most amazing PlayStation exclusives, have you ever imagined that was about to be part of Nintendo exclusives?
When the relationship between Squaresoft and Nintendo changed
Until Final Fantasy VII, numbered Final Fantasy games were exclusive to Nintendo. In fact, in the Squaresoft era was a key developer for the NES and SNES. However, during the development of Final Fantasy VII, they were aware of one thing: the Nintendo 64 was not able to achieve the goals they had set for this new installment in the series.
Cartridge limitations prevented it from being an exclusive release
Due to the storage limitations of the cartridges for the job, the company decided that Final Fantasy VII released exclusively on PlayStation. A news that was not only surprising for the players, but which in a way broke the ties that had hitherto existed between Square and Nintendo. And while that may have been enough, there was one more detail related to this announcement.
Do you remember The aggressive campaign of Final Fantasy VII who brought out the colors of the Nintendo 64? This came as part of the confirmation that his work would no longer be part of Nintendo’s exclusive catalog. An unexpected surprise that brought with it a rather direct mockery for the company. Perhaps Nintendo’s betting on CDs at the time would have given us the chance to see Final Fantasy as exclusive to this day. However, the cartridge decision wasn’t that bad, because even now the Nintendo 64 is still one of their most beloved consoles.