Square Enix, the famed developer of the Final Fantasy series among other classic video games, has announced in a blog post that the long awaited (and I mean loooong awaited) remake of what is arguably the most iconic installment of the Final Fantasy series, FFVII, will be getting a new release date.
The remake, which fans have been waiting for since Square Enix originally announced a remake for the PS2 in the early 2000s, was originally slated to release on the 3rd of March but has now been pushed back by just over a month to the 10th of April. In the statement, game producer Yoshinori Kitase said that the delay is down to the need to add some final polish to the game in order to deliver the best possible final product.
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) January 14, 2020
Square Enix has also announced a delay for its upcoming Marvel’s Avengers game as well. The game was slated for a May release but will now be released sometime in September, with a similar reason being cited for the delay.
With so much riding on the release of the remake, I don’t think anyone would really mind a one month delay. I mean, we’ve already waited for the better part of 10 years for this, what’s another month, right? Plus, if it ensures that the legendary Yoshinori Kitase has more time to fine tune the game then i’m really not complaining.