As what seems to happen with many high-profile video games these days, news of a delay has come to people looking forward to the remake of Final Fantasy 7. Square Enix announced today via an official statement that a Final Fantasy 7 Remake delay had been declared; the game will release April 10 instead.
Originally, Final Fantasy 7 Remake was supposed to be releasing on March 3. However, according to the announcement of the delay, Square Enix decided that they were going to take some extra time in order to ensure that the game is in-line with their vision for it.
While the Final Fantasy 7 Remake delay is only a month, it pushes the game farther back into a packed first-quarter of the year. The game was already going to be competing with Doom Eternal in March, as that game is releasing March 20. Now, however, Resident Evil 3’s remake, releasing April 3, will be taking on Final Fantasy.
This isn’t the first time that a Resident Evil remake has come into conflict with a highly-anticipated title (Resident Evil 2’s remake released in the same month as Kingdom Hearts 3 after all and was incredibly successful), the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is an entirely different beast.
While Final Fantasy 7 and Resident Evil 3 both have different audiences, Final Fantasy 7 is seen as one of the greatest games of all time and its remake has been long-anticipated ever since it was first announced at E3 2015, while Resident Evil 3 only had its existence revealed at the Game Awards last month.
Since the Final Fantasy 7 Remake delay is only a month there’s not going to be that much longer to wait past March 3, but at least Resident Evil 3’s remake will have a week of breathing room to get players before Final Fantasy 7 comes out.
Once again, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be coming out on April 10 exclusively for the Playstation 4.