When a game gets closer and closer to its scheduled release date, one of two things happen … Either the game is unfortunately delayed for an extended period of time, or it will go “gold,” meaning the game is ready to be sent to have millions of copies made and shipped to retailers. Today, one of the most anticipated games of 2020 has been delayed, the PS4 exclusive (until March 3, 2021 that is), Final Fantasy VII Remake.The game was previously scheduled to arrive on March 3rd but is now scheduled for April 10th.
Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake, sent out a message regarding the delay of the game:
“We know that so many of you are looking forward to the release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE and have been waiting patiently to experience what we have been working on. In order to ensure we deliver a game that is in-line with our vision, and the quality that our fans who have been waiting for deserve, we have decided to move the release date to April 10, 2020.
We are making this tough decision in order to give ourselves a few extra weeks to apply final polish to the game and to deliver you with the best possible experience. I, on behalf of the whole team, want to apologize to everyone, as I know this means waiting for the game just a little bit longer.
Thank you for your patience and continued support.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake was originally announced during Sony’s 2015 E3 press conference (or if you are a person who keeps track of everything, going back to when Square Enix showed-off the power of the PS3 with a Final Fantasy VII tech demo). The remake was being handled by developer CyberConnect2, which has experience with the Naruto game series. Since 2017, production has been brought in-house. No release window for the game’s second episode has been announced.
Now, I know there are people out there who are upset or disappointed by this delay as they have been looking forward to playing this game as soon as possible (myself included). But this is common in the world today compared to last few two console generations … so relax. It’s not that much longer until you’ll have the game in your possession, and the wait is worth it! Remember, as Shigeru Miyamoto once said, “A delayed game is eventually good, a rushed game is forever bad.”
As long as the game doesn’t take forever (like Kingdom Hearts III did … or worse, taking as long as Duke Nukem Forever did), I think all will be okay with the players who are waiting so patiently. It’s less than three months — 86 days to be exact — and if all the devs are doing is polishing the game up to be at its best for release day? I say it’s worth the wait.
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