Square Enix has delayed the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake. The game was originally set to release on 3 March for the PlayStation 4 but is now set to launch on 10 April. The development team behind the upcoming title released a statement announcing the news on their social media pages on Tuesday morning.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase stated that the team needs some more time to deliver the product, saying “We are making this tough decision in order to give ourselves a few extra weeks to apply final polish to the game and deliver you with the best possible experience.” The news has been met with mixed reactions with some fans obviously being very disappointed by the news.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake was first announced at E3 2015 to the excitement of long-time series fans. There was so much enthusiasm surrounding the news that Square Enix saw an increase in stock price following the announcement. However, the five-year wait was not expected with the publisher admitting that they announced the game too early.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of Square Enix’s headline releases for 2020. It makes sense that the publisher would want to ensure that launch goes as smoothly as possible by limiting the number of bugs in the game. The delay isn’t too long, so fans will just need to be a little bit more patient.