Final Fantasy VII Remake Delayed Until April 2020
Video games are delay for many reasons. But perhaps none is more surprising than the recent news regarding SquareEnix’s storied franchise. The JRPG giant broke the news on Tuesday that it is delaying the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake. With Final Fantasy VII Remake delayed until April 10, 2020, several competitor releases hold the spotlight in March 2020.
On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, series producer Yoshinori Kitase released the following statement:
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.
Yoshinori Kitase, Producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake
The Final Fantasy VII Remake delay should benefit both SquareEnix and other developers.
With Final Fantasy VII Remake delayed until April, developers Atlus, Nintendo, and Bethesda are the beneficiaries. Although Animal Crossing, Doom Eternal, and Persona 5 Royal, have fans hyped, Final Fantasy VII Remake was sure to drown the noise. With the delay, the March spotlight looks like the following:
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps – March 11
- MLB the Show 20 – March 13
- Nioh 2 – March 13
- Animal Crossing New Horizons – March 20
- Doom Eternal – March 20
- Personal 5 Royal – March 31
While the delay bodes well for others, April should be a favorable month for SquareEnix. Only two notable games release in April, which include the Resident Evil 3 Remake and Trials of Mana. Although analysts might question releasing FFVII and Mana in the same month, the fans of each series vary.
While SquareEnix continues to put the finishing touches on the base game, the potential for a pre-release demo seems unlikely. Although they would love to to show off new combat elements, SquareEnix will likely not reveal anything about the base game prior to release.
But we want to know what you think. Will you still purchase Final Fantasy VII Remake? Do you think SquareEnix will release a FFVII demo? If so, do you think the demo will be a standalone game or part of the base game? Let us know in the comments below or the social media links on the right. Be sure to check out our other news items on Pokemon, Modern Warfare, Capcom, Blizzard and more. Until next time, enjoy!