Those who pre-ordered a physical version of Final Fantasy VII Remake may have to wait in order to play it.
Square Enix revealed that some customers may not get their copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake on launch day. They stated that this is due to the COVID-19 epidemic. While the game is still set for an April 10th release, physical copies may come in a little late.
"Due to the extraordinary circumstances the world is facing with the COVID-10 pandemic, we want to update you on how this will impact the forthcoming release of Final Fantasy VII Remake," the company stated.
"The worldwide release of Final Fantasy VII Remake on April 10 will go ahead. However, with the unforeseeable changes in the distribution and retail landscapes 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.
"We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and working with our partners, retailers and SQUARE ENIX teams across Europe and the Americas, to do everything we can to ensure as many of you as possible can play the game on April 10.
"We want to keep you updated ahead of the release and intend to post again this Friday, March 20 with any further news. So please stay tuned to our official channels."
Final Fantasy VII Remake is the first game coming out soon that may see production delays due to COVID-19. We will have to wait and see if any other titles get hit with delays due to the virus, as well as production of current and upcoming consoles.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will release for the PlayStation 4 on April 10th. The game will release a year later for other platforms. A demo for the game is currently available on the PlayStation Store.