The current connotation trailing behind the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake as of recently has not been looking good for publisher Square Enix. It was reported at the beginning of January that an alleged demo for the approaching rework of the classic PlayStation title leaked online and users in select regions managed to get their hands on the trial for the game. Dissecting the playtest revealed to contain the entirety of the first part including spoiler for the story as well.
Amid the findings that were compromised, the most interesting piece of detail introduced the possibility of the game to offer a PC version sometime in the future. Despite the finding, it would be quite a while until Square Enix would decide to disclose that information – say well after the game releases of course. But now that looks to have extended the wait even more.
In a recent update made by Square Enix alongside the game’s Producer Yoshinori Kitase, they unfortunately made the announcement to prolong the wait for the title’s release as the game will now arrive in April.
“We are making this tough decision in order to give ourselves a few extra weeks to apply final polish to the game and deliver you with the best possible experience,” Kitase shares in the letterhead. Understandably, it is not surprising that a game to this caliber would require extra touching up to meet fan expectation, especially with the project building up from the original hallmark status and having to restart development, I feel fans can wait another month.
However, there is some speculation that this could possibly help the publisher with the mishap that has been following the game for the past month. In the additional time provided for the company, Square Enix could dictate what to do with the supposed demo properly to ensure the least amount of backlash now that there is breathing room for the party.
Another question raised from the sudden update for the remake is what exactly will happen with the game in March 2021? It was reported last year that the updated box art featured a sticker which read that the game will be an timed exclusive to PlayStation 4 for one year following the initially settled release. But now with the game being pushed, does that apply still or will the exclusivity to Sony’s platform be shortened?
Are you able to wait an extra month for Final Fantasy VII Remake?
Final Fantasy VII Remake is now slated to arrive to PlayStation 4 on April 10, 2020.