Final Fantasy VII Remake Delayed to April 10

Yoshinori Kitase explained Final Fantasy VII Remake was delayed by a month in order to ensure the game will be worth the wait and satisfy the fans.

January 14, 2020

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been delayed from March 3 to April 10, 2020.

In a statement, Square Enix Producer Yoshinori Kitase and the Final Fantasy VII Remake development team explained the reasons behind the delay. This is to ensure the final game will be in-line with their vision, and good enough so that all the fans around the world are satisfied after the long wait. Kitase apologized for the wait and mentioned how the team needs a few more weeks to polish the game and to deliver us the best possible experience.

Personally speaking, I believe this is very good news and I hope Square Enix takes all the time they need to not screw this up. This delay will make the wait even harder but a demo is also probably coming out soon. As you already heard, a Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo leaked but we didn’t get an official announcement regarding when it’ll actually launch yet. The demo covers the very beginning of the game, with the iconic part of Cloud participating in a Mako Reactor sabotage mission with Avalanche.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is now coming to PlayStation 4 on April 10. The game will be a one-year timed exclusive, meaning a PC version announcement and more could happen as soon as April 2021. You can check out our previous coverage to learn more about the game. We’ve got the latest screenshots and character profiles, who most notably detail one of the new characters of this Remake. We’ve got a Cloud-focused trailer. More screenshots and profiles. Words on Cloud from Scenarist Kazushige Nojima, how Square Enix is already working on Part 2, more screenshots, and check out our translation of a pretty emotional commercial the Remake got in Japan.

As a side note, multiple guest artists recently did awesome illustrations of various Final Fantasy characters, including Cloud.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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