Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Physical Copies May Be Delayed Due To Coronavirus
We’ve some good news and some bad news regarding the highly anticipated release of the Final Fantasy VII Remake. The good news is that, for now, Square Enix has no intention of delaying the game past its current release date of April 10, 2020. The bad news is that once the game gets released, there may be a shortage of physical copies due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Square Enix recently took to Twitter to release a statement regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and how it could ultimately affect the release of the upcoming remake. “Due to the extraordinary circumstances the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to update you on how this will impact the forthcoming release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE,” the statement reads. “The worldwide release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on April 10 will go ahead. However, with the unforeseeable changes in the distribution and retail landscape which varies across countries, it is increasingly likely that some of you will not get hold of your copy of the game on the release date.”
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) March 18, 2020
The Japanese publisher goes on to say that anything can change, and as such Square Enix intends on releasing a new statement on March 20 with any further news. As one would expect, those that purchased digital copies of the game will likely remain unaffected unless the actual release date of the game gets pushed out. Said release date still seems to be a lock, though, so here’s hoping any physical copy delay won’t be a particularly large one.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake is slated to release on April 10, 2020 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
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