Square Enix have tonight announced that the Final Fantasy VII Remake (or at least, the first part of it) will be delayed from it’s original March 3rd 2020 release date to April 10th 2020.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Yoshinori Kitase said:
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
This shift in release date puts Final Fantasy VII Remake squarely between Resident Evil 3, which launches on April 3rd and Cyberpunk 2077, which launches on April 16th.
Final Fantasy VII’s Remake has been fraught with issues, restarting development and changing development teams before we got to the point we are at today.
We’ve waited long enough for this, so surely another month doesn’t matter, right?
In the meantime, you can view the latest trailer below: