Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, things are being delayed and cancelled all over the place. Luckily, Square Enix have announced that the Final Fantasy VII Remake doesn’t face such a delay, but they have warned that you may not get a copy on launch – depending on supply.
In a statement via the Final Fantasy VII Remake Twitter account, Square revealed that it is “increasingly likely” that some people won’t get their hands on the game on launch day. Square also said that they’re working as hard as possible with retailers to make sure that as many people as possible can play on release day, but they must know a good amount of people won’t – otherwise the statement would’ve been unnecessary fear-mongering. Of course, if you ordered the game digitally, this doesn’t affect you in any way.
The full statement reads:
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.
Our first priority is the well-being and safety of our fans and customers, taking into account regional government and World Health Organization advice.
The worldwide release of Final Fantasy VII Remake on April 10 will go ahead. However, with 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.
We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and working with our partners, retailers, and Square Enix teams across Europe and the Americas to do everything we can to ensure as many of you as possible can play the game on April 10.
We want to keep you updated ahead of the release and intend to post again this Friday, March 20 with any further news. So please stay tuned to our official channels.
For any other questions regarding the release, please contact our Square Enix Store Customer Service teams or your relevant retailer for more information on availability in your region.
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) March 18, 2020
Will the Coronavirus delay Final Fantasy VII Remake?
No, the game will still launch on April 10, if you bought digitally, there’s no issue. If you bought physical, you may have to wait a few days for supply to catch up.
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