Following rumors of delays, Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy VII Remake is still set to officially release on April 10, but those expecting for physical copies of the game might not get the game on the day of release.
On March 18, Square Enix said on Twitter that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, "some of you will not get hold of your copy of the game on the release date."
"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," Square Enix said in the statement. "Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of our fans and customers, taking into account regional government and World Health Organization advice."
Square Enix conluded the statement by saying that it's monitoring the situation on a daily basis and working with its partners and retailers to do everything it can do to ensure as many as possible can play FF7 Remake on April 10. You can check out Square's full announcement below:
Amazon Video Games also recently tweeted the following: "Some of our customers may have received a message that states the release date has changed on Final Fantasy VII Remake. The release date is still slated for April 10, 2020."
While the official release date remains the same, Square Enix is warning customers who opted for the physical copy of the game that they might not receive it on April 10.
Here's the official description of the game:
In Final Fantasy VII Remake, players will be drawn into a world where the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation, controls the planet's very life force. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra's elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche. The first game in the project is set in the city of Midgar, and is a fully standalone gaming experience designed for RPG players that crave unforgettable characters, a powerful story and the ability to choose their style of play with a battle system that merges thrilling real-time action with strategic, command-based combat.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be available on PlayStation 4 starting April 10, and you can play the demo that's free to download from the PlayStation Store now.