It seems that the coronavirus is affecting the team working on the second part of Final Fantasy VII Remake.
In an interview with The Guardian, Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase admitted that the coronavirus is affecting the team's efficiency. He admits that right now the team behind the second episode of Final fantasy VII Remake is not working at 100%. This is due to having to work remotely. He does hope, however, that Final Fantasy VII Remake can provide those affected by the pandemic some relief.
"I am pained and saddened to see so many people around the world suffering with the virus and even losing their lives," Kitase told The Guardian. "When we set the release date for the game, nobody could have predicted a global pandemic like this, and the release of the game happening during this unprecedented situation has blindsided us.
"At this current time, the team are still making the next game via remote working. Our performance will temporarily drop below 100% efficiency because of this, but I do not think there should be a big impact in the long term. I sincerely hope that Final Fantasy VII Remake can provide those who are forced to endure the stress of living under lockdown a moment of relief and enjoyment in these trying times."
Final Fantasy VII Remake was a big hit when it released this past April. The game sold over 3.5 million copies in its first three days, and was the most downloaded game for the PlayStation Store the month that it released. The second episode is in development at the moment. It is not known when the episode will drop, nor are there any details on what to expect from it.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is available now for PlayStation 4. The game will come to other platforms next spring.