Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Not Release Early Digitally
Square Enix has let fans know that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will not release early digitally despite some physical copies getting out earlier than expected.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is certainly going to be one of the hottest releases of the year. Some fans of the legendary series might actually have gotten the game early rather than waiting until the official April 10th release date. Square Enix had deliberately shipped copies out early in Europe and Australia in an effort to make sure the game gets to its destinations on time due to the ongoing uncertainty of coronavirus.
While this might be great news for those who happened to snag a copy early, those who pre-ordered or are waiting to download the digital version might be feeling a bit antsy. Many of those fans have reached out to Square Enix calling for the digital version to be launched early. The publisher shot down the idea.
Over on its website, Square Enix explained:
While we understand the frustration of seeing the game for sale in some locations, the bulk of our shipments to retailers around the globe are still scheduled to arrive in stores for our April 10 street date. Also, changing the digital release date at this point-in-time could lead to logistical issues that could disrupt the digital launch for everyone. Therefore, we will be adhering to an April 10 digital release date.
Looks like the publisher will not back down on their initial release date. To be fair, Square Enix did ship the game early to those territories listed above. However, it had no intention of the game getting out in the wild early. It just wanted to make sure that plenty of copies made it to stores on time because of the uncertainty of the pandemic. The games preload date did get moved up to an earlier date so players will have more than enough time to download the large game file.
While I am not the biggest Final Fantasy fan at DualShockers, I can understand fan’s anticipation for this game and maybe their jealousy looking at others playing the hotly anticipated title already. It looks like you all will just have to sit tight just a bit longer. Only one more week to go!
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is set to release on April 10th exclusively for PS4.