Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be pushed back, launching a month later than was originally planned.
The developer has delayed the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, pushing the game's highly-anticipated release back from March 3 to April 10.
As before, the role-playing action game will still launch on PlayStation 4 exclusively, and the title will see a simultaneous worldwide release, too.
Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase has issued a statement on the status of the game that explains why the Japanese developer and publisher has chosen to nudge the game into April.
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"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," reads the Square Enix press release.
"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."
It appears that the extra time has been given to the studio so that the team can iron out some bugs, and ensure the game has the level of polish Square Enix expects from its products.
"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.
What is Final Fantasy 7 Remake?
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre, diving deeper into the world and its characters than ever before.
The first game in this project will be set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience, providing a great starting point to the series that dives deeper into the events occurring in Midgar than the original game.
Along with unforgettable characters and a powerful story, Final Fantasy 7 Remake features a hybrid battle system that merges real-time action with strategic, command-based combat.
"Thank you for your patience and continued support," Kitase finishes off.
We recently heard rumours that Final Fantasy VII Remake could get a demo around the time of its release.
According to a report on GameSpot that went live earlier this week, PlayStation 4 players can expect to get their hands on a Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo on March 3 (though that may have changed now the game has been delayed…)
"A Final Fantasy VII Remake demo is scheduled for March 3 on PS4," reports GameSpot.
"Due to a recent leak, a ton of details are emerging around the game, so if you don’t want to get spoiled, we highly encouraged staying away from anything remotely related to the demo."
We wonder how legit these reports could be, and if the premature leak of much of the game's content has been the cause for the delay.
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