The release of Final Fantasy VII Remake is scheduled April 10, 2020. Upon the leadup to today’s announcement, CoronaVirus has been a worldwide nuisance – many events have been canceled including E3 2020, GDC 2020, and altered some events like WWE Raw, and Wrestlemania 36. Square Enix made an announcement about how Coronavirus has affected their distribution plans. Square Enix is headquartered in Japan, and the distribution to retail stores, shops, and other retail-like outlets may be staggered, since most stores are planning to close down during the epidemic. On the official Final Fantasy VII Twitter account, Square Enix announced that the release will go ahead as planned, but some players will not get their game on the scheduled April 10 date. The release has not delayed, but what it sounds like is players will get delayed receiving of their game.
Their announcement reads as follows…
“The worldwide release of Final Fantasy VII Remake on April 10 will go ahead. However, with the 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’ll know more about this on March 20th, as Square Enix points out.