Final Fantasy 7 Remake Release Delayed for “Final Polish”
Square Enix announced that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake release has been delayed by five weeks.The much-anticipated remake of the 1997 was scheduled to be released on March 3rd of this year, but it’s now set to drop on April 10th.
The press release announcing the delay came with a heartfelt message from the game’s head producer, Yoshinori Kitase.
“We know that so many of you are looking forward to the release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE and have been waiting patiently to experience what we have been working on. In order to ensure we deliver a game that is in-line with our vision, and the quality that our fans who have been waiting for deserve, we have decided to move the release date to April 10, 2020.
We are making this tough decision in order to give ourselves a few extra weeks to apply final polish to the game and to deliver you with the best possible experience. I, on behalf of the whole team, want to apologize to everyone, as I know this means waiting for the game just a little bit longer.
Thank you for your patience and continued support.”
The delay is unfortunate for those who have been waiting for the game since its debut at E3 2015, but hopefully the final product will be worth the extended wait.
FInal Fantasy 7 Remake is set to be a limited time PS4 exclusive. An Xbox version was slated to be released on Marc 3 2021, exactly a year after the original PS4 release. It is unknown whether this delay will affect the Xbox release.
The delay from March to April has put the Final Fantasy 7 Remake release in the same month as western RPG juggernaut Cyberpunk 2077 along with several other releases. Hopefully the delay will give gamers enough time to get through March’s release schedule before these two massive RPGs drop.
Source: Games Press