When we told you yesterday that the Sony PlayStation 5 is still on track for holiday 2020 launch, we also mentioned a bit that Final Fantasy 7 had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, we have good news and bad news.
The Good News: Final Fantasy 7 Remake is still on schedule for its April 10th launch
The Bad News: Physical Copies of Final Fantasy 7 may not arrive on April 10th
This news comes directly from Square Enix via the Final Fantasy 7 official website. In short, the company is expanding on a previous tweet that suggested the coronavirus outbreak could gum up the works:
“As you will be aware, many countries are limiting entry or closing their national and state borders and restricting the distribution and delivery of non-essential items. Understandably these restrictions are being implemented so that essential items can reach their destination as fast as possible.”
Rest assured, though, your box copies of FF7 will arrive and will be dispatched as expected, but Square Enix can’t guarantee or control the date that the game will arrive. However, the company is “making arrangements,” whatever that means, that orders placed directly through the Square Enix store will arrive by April 10th. If you’ve ordered a digital version fo the game through the PlayStation Store, then you have nothing to worry about – you’ll be able to download when the game launches, albeit at a slower speed due to speed caps in place because of the pandemic.