During an online broadcast for Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, Square Enix creative director Tetsuya Nomura announced that Final Fantasy VII 25th anniversary news will arrive in June. He didn’t get any more specific than that, and Square Enix is known for hawking lots of different merchandise (even at its own Japanese restaurant) for its IP. Nonetheless, there is already intense hope and speculation that June could be when Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 is announced.
As Gematsu notes, Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase did say back in January that “the Final Fantasy VII Remake news you’ve been waiting on” is coming this year. Barring substantial delays, it’s all but guaranteed that Square Enix will at least reveal a trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 sometime this year, and a 25th anniversary celebration would be an appropriate time for it.
In 2021, Square Enix released Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade on PlayStation 5 and Epic Games Store, which improved the graphics and added DLC starring Yuffie. Elsewhere, despite delays, Final Fantasy XVI is apparently almost finished with development and is hoping to attract lapsed game-playing adults back to the series. Square also has a wide range of non-Final Fantasy RPGs in development at the moment, including Live A Live and The DioField Chronicle.