Most people know that Final Fantasy VII Remake had a release date of March 3rd, 2020. Well, it looks like the game is no longer going to release then given that the game’s producer, Yoshinori Kitase, took to Square Enix blog to announce that the RPG will release for PS4 on April 10th, 2020.
I’m not sure if the ethics department is trying to make quick adjustments so that Final Fantasy VII Remake ticks off all the current year checkboxes or what, but what is for certain is that Kitase claims the delay will give the devs more time to polish the forthcoming RPG.
Ultimately, this means the game has a closer release date to CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. I do wonder how that will pan out regarding sales, but in the meantime, you can read what Kitase has to say about the whole delay via square-enix-games.com:
“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”
On the topic of “polishing” the game, I do wonder if the ethics department will keep in the “deep cleavage” that the ESRB was on about last month?
In case you are unaware, the entertainment rating board evaluated the content in Final Fantasy VII Remake and gave the RPG a “T” rating. The ESRB notes that some female characters wear “revealing outfits” that have “deep cleavage” and the like.
The rating board also makes mention of a scene where a man of culture ogles several ladies while “making suggestive hand gestures” and “hip movements.” I do wonder if that will stay in the game?
As of now, we know that a PS4 demo is planned due to all the leaks, but I should note that the demo has no official release date, which means that it could drop anywhere from now all the way up to April.
Lastly, Final Fantasy VII Remake will launch for PS4 on April 10th, 2020.