Final Fantasy VII Remake Has Gone Gold, Confirms Tetsuya Nomura

Final Fantasy VII Remake will not be delayed any further, as the game has already been mastered ahead of its release.

March 2, 2020

Originally, Final Fantasy VII Remake was set to release tomorrow, March 3, but back in January, Square Enix announced that the game would be pushed back a little over a month to its new launch date in April. Fortunately, it has now been confirmed that no additional delays for FFVIIR will be coming through, as the initial work on the project has now finished.

In a new conversation with 4GamerFinal Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura was asked about the current progress on the game and how it was faring leading up to launch day. Nomura responded and said that no further delays will be coming because work on FFVIIR has now initially wrapped up. “We had some time to improve the quality of the final product, but we have already mastered it, so there is no further delay,” Nomura explained. So yes, this means that Final Fantasy VII has now officially gone gold, which is one of the final steps all games go through prior to release.


For many, this is surely a very positive thing to hear and might seem a bit surreal. Final Fantasy VII Remake was first unveiled all the way back at E3 2015 during PlayStation’s press event. Since that time, news on the project has largely fallen silent until the past year when Square Enix finally opted to start showing off the game once again. The road to launch has been a long one, but knowing that Nomura and the team at Square have now mastered the final version of the game that will ship out around the world is definitely exciting.

In other news, Square Enix also today finally released the long-awaited demo for Final Fantasy VII as well. News on the demo first leaked earlier this year, but a release date was never announced for the trial until just this morning. As of now, you can check out the opening area of FFVIIR on your own PS4 at home if you haven’t already.

Final Fantasy VII is set to release next month on April 10, 2020, exclusively for the PS4. To hold you over until release, be sure to check out our new hands-on impressions after spending a few hours with the game.

Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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