We’re mere weeks away till the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake, and the hype couldn’t get any more intense. However, those who pre-ordered physical copies of the game may have to wait a little longer for them to arrive.
Recently, Square Enix posted an update on social media about the status of physical copies of FFVII Remake, stating that shipments across the globe might be delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Despite this, Square Enix will still “go ahead” with the game’s official launch on 10 April, so digital owners of the game can play right away.
“Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of our fans and customers, taking into account the regional government and World Health Organization advice,” said the company in the statement above. “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.”
Furthermore, with Amazon recently changing its warehouse shipment policy to prioritise essential items such as food, household and medical supplies, it might be a little hard to anticipate just exactly when players will receive their physical copies. Hopefully, the wait won’t be too long.
Square Enix will update on the situation again on Friday, 20 March, urging gamers to tune in to its official channels then.
Perhaps it’s time to consider going digital for Final Fantasy VII Remake and other upcoming games. In the meantime, one could try mastering the game’s system in the free downloadable demo out now on the PlayStation Store.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.