Final Fantasy VII Remake Has Very Realistic Air-Conditioning Units

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Final Fantasy VII Remake might be set in a fantasy world Gaia and have stupid doors, but that doesn’t make the game lacks realistic air conditioning units.


Players have noticed all the A/C units throughout the capital city Midgar. Similar units are seen throughout modern-day Japan, where central air is uncommon for apartments and houses, so it’s interesting to spot them in-game. 

As air conditioning pros pointed out, the game’s A/C units are on point.


Here is the real-world unit apparently referenced in the game. (Below is a 2018 Hitachi model.)


This shouldn’t be totally expected. Final Fantasy XV, for example, brought real-world Japanese police cars and toll booths to its fantasy setting Eos.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.


Randy Randerson

Wish the air conditioning modelers could’ve helped out the NPC modelers, because...holy shit, they’re a mixed bag. And so generic. It really pulls me out of the immersion when my intricately-detailed-super-HD-protag-with-a-seven-foot-long-sword is getting quests from a bland custom character from THPS 4.