Square Enix recently announced that physical copies for their upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake may be delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.
Square Enix shared on Twitter that while the release date remains unchanged, those looking to get physical copies of the game might have to wait a little while longer:
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) March 18, 2020
The company also stated they will share more updates regarding the matter this coming Friday, 20 March.
This falls in line with the fact that some players who’ve pre-ordered the game through Amazon received an update from them stating their item’s release date “has changed”.
Though Square Enix’s update sort of echoes why it has been delayed, Amazon also stated they’ve updated its policies to prioritise household and medical supplies over non-essentials, like video games until 5 April (for now, that is).
Honestly, this comes as no surprise. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many industries, and this isn’t even considered that huge of a dent compared to what others had to face.
As its release date remains unchanged, players can definitely still get it when it releases on 10 April. Whether you choose to get it digitally or physically will ultimately decide how soon you’ll be able to dive into the world of Final Fantasy VII.
If you ask me personally, if you’re really that eager, just get it digitally. You’ll get to download and play your game without leaving your home, and hence comply with our recent restricted movement order.
Though, if you’re one of those sad fellows who pre-ordered, or just rather get a physical copy of the game, then expect delays, for up to weeks, maybe. You can always explore other worlds first, more so with PlayStation’s recent Mega March sales.