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Final Fantasy VII Remake Won’t Be Delayed by the Pandemic

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Square Enix offered on update on the Final Fantasy VII Remake release date and if it will be affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus. The official statement says there will be no delays. (It was delayed once before.) This means if someone heads to the PlayStation Store, they could get a digital copy. However, the company did state that since the pandemic is altering the rate at which deliveries arrive and if stores are open, physical copies might not be available on April 10, 2020.

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Here is Square Enix’s full Final Fantasy VII Remake release date statement from Twitter. This comes after some people noted Amazon had altered their preorders’ release dates.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to update you on how this will impact the forthcoming release of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of our fans and customers, taking into account regional government and World Health Organization advice.

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 want to keep you updated ahead of the release and intend to post again this Friday, March 20 with any further news. So please stay tuned to our official channels.

For any other questions regarding the release, please contact our Square Enix Store Customer Service teams or your relevant retailer for more information on availability in your region.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will come to the PlayStation 4 on April 10, 2020. It will be available digitally and physically, though physical copies might be delayed.

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Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.