Square Enix in the technical support section on its official website confirmed that the digital version of Final Fantasy VII Remake will not be released ahead of schedule, despite the premature retail release of the game in some regions.
“We understand the disappointment that the game has already gone on sale in some areas, but the bulk of our deliveries to retailers around the world should still appear in stores on April 10,” Square Enix explained.
Recall that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Japanese publisher had to send the game discs to Australia and European countries “much earlier than usual”. As a result, a week before the official release, the project already fell into the hands of some gamers.
The Japanese publishing house also noted that “changing the release date of the digital version at the moment may lead to logistical problems that could interfere with the simultaneous digital launch in all regions.”
Despite the fact that the final remake of Final Fantasy VII is still a week old, preloading has already started in some regions. In this way, Square Enix is intended to minimize the impact of slower download speeds from the PlayStation Network.
The updated Final Fantasy VII was dedicated to the development of a serial documentary: the first issue was about the idea of creating a remake, the second about the plot and characters, and the third about the combat system.
The debut episode of the modernized Final Fantasy VII goes on sale on April 10 for the PS4. The size of the game will be at least 100 GB. About why this happened, in a recent interview, the co-director of the remake Naoki Hamaguchi (Naoki Hamaguchi) said.