Square Enix’s highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake has been delayed from its previously announced March 2020 release date. The remake will now release on April 10, 2020 worldwide.
In a message from the development team, Producer Yoshinori Kitase stated that the game is being delayed “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” which gives the developers an extra few weeks to apply final polish to the game. Kitase apologized on behalf of the whole development team, saying “I… 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.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake was first announced at E3 2015 during the Sony press conference on June 15, 2015. Square Enix kept details on the game quiet for the following two years, until screenshots of the game began to emerge in early 2017. The release date was finally announced at E3 2019 during the Xbox conference, pinned for March 3, 2020. A demo build of the game was available at E3 2019, which allowed players to face off against the magitek scorpion boss and experience the Active Time Battle system which was shown during the Square Enix conference during the trade show.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will now launch globally on April 10, 2020 for PlayStation 4.