In March of this year Square Enix announced that Network XIII cannot be controlled in the first episode of Final Fantasy VII Remake, something that fans of the original title did not like. A few weeks after the launch of the game for PS4 the community has already messed with files of the game for play with the enigmatic red feline, as long as you have a modified console.
Luciano "Xeeynamo" Ciccariello is a UK software engineer who developed a save editor for Kingdom Hearts III. A save editor is a program that allows you to alter a game saved from a video game, allowing you to change statistics, weapons and other elements. "Xeeynamo" has updated its software to work with Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Red XIII appears almost at the end of this remake and it is practically not controllable: players can only give it orders to operate levers inaccessible by Cloud and his teammates. With this mod
Other players, such as Twitter user @ MP1stLara, have used the same save editor for alter the locations where Red XIII appears and be able to play with him at different points of the adventure. The program can also be used to enter inaccessible placesFor example, the Shinra meeting room when the managers are meeting.
Yep Red XIII is playable via save editing pic.twitter.com/9eoacm2VsA– James (@ MP1stLara) April 22, 2020
Another out of bounds (or perhaps in bounds?) Area of the game you can't access. Board room in Shinra building that closes. Will need more testing on this before I show it in action as Reeves is the only character there pic.twitter.com/r5VDh6fjyT– James (@ MP1stLara) April 24, 2020
As every time the community can fiddle with game files, it is to be expected that in the next few weeks secrets, unused title spaces and other details that Square Enix intends to keep hidden.
Nor would it be surprising if the same thing happened, on a larger scale, if the game ends up being published on PC. In a video published by Square Enix on April 10, you can see scenes of the game captured on PC. Also, the exclusivity agreement between PlayStation and Square is one year, so the Japanese firm will be free to publish Final Fantasy 7 Remake on other platforms as of April 10, 2021.