Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is Officially Delayed Until April 10th

The hotly-anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been pushed back five weeks for the dev team to fine-tune its "polish."

We’re so close, yet so far from the release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Now, sadly, we have to wait a little longer to trek with Cloud and friends. This morning, Square Enix announced that FF7 Remake would be delayed several weeks, down to April 10th. This is exactly five weeks later than its original release date of March 3rd.

Included in the press release was this message from 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

While it’s an unfortunate announcement for those who were excited for the game, hopefully the wait is worth it. After all, fans have been waiting for this game since its original announcement at E3 2015.

From its demos, Final Fantasy 7 Remake looks like a fairly ambitious game in scale. In fact, the original game was published in three discs because it was originally so ambitious for its time. It looks like we’re getting that again in spirit for the Remake.

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This edition of FF7 Remake contains all of the original content from FF7 Disc 1, including tons of new content. There are new summons, “weapon progression” systems, characters and more not present in the original. Of course, Remake also features gorgeous new graphics and cutscenes that bring the original characters to life in a new way.

The good news is, this pulls FF7 Remake’s release date out from a March already saw the release of Ori 2, Nioh 2, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Persona 5 Royale. (And P5 Royale is the original massive game plus practically a whole new game’s worth of content.) For the VR fans, there’s also Half-Life: Alyx, which is the first Half-Life title in over a decade.

Sadly, this also sticks FF7 Remake into an equally busy month, as April is its own blob of anticipated games. There’s the Resident Evil 3 remake,Trials of ManaGears: Tactics, Minecraft: Dungeons, and, of course, the similarly-hotly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. Not to mention fans will still probably be catching up from March!

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Victoria Rose

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