The Final Fantasy 7 Remake delay hasn’t affected the status of its timed exclusivity to the PlayStation 4, with the updated box art confirming the revamp of 1997’s seminal RPG will remain a PS4-only release for one year.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Exclusivity Unchanged
As expected, the revised box art confirms that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will remain a ‘Timed Exclusive until 4/10/2021.’
Final Fantasy 7 Remake was originally due for release on March 3, but was pushed back to April 10 earlier this year. Square Enix also delayed the launch of the highly anticipated Marvel’s Avengers, which is now coming out in September.
Here’s what Square Enix had to say on the game’s delay:
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.
In case you haven’t been keeping up, the game covers the Midgar portion of the original game, but it’s been expanded considerably to accommodate two Blu-ray discs. You can also expect to see more on the characters of Biggs, Wedge, and Jesse this time around.
The original version of Final Fantasy 7 was released in 1997 for the PSOne, and has gone on to sell over 11 million copies worldwide.
Final Fantasy 7’s success resulted in a series of other releases spanning video games and other forms of media, including a CG film, Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children, plus the PSP-exclusive Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 and various mobile titles.