Square-Enix announced today that their upcoming releases Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers will be delayed to further into 2019 to allow more development time for both titles.
Commenting on Final Fantasy VII Remake, a remake of the iconic 1997 PlayStation RPG, producer Yoshinori Kitase stated:
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.
The remake was originally slated for release on March 3rd, 2020 with timed PlayStation 4 exclusivity.
Commenting on the delay of their upcoming action game Marvel’s Avengers, developer Crystal Dynamics stated:
When we set out to bring you our vision for Marvel’s Avengers, we committed to delivering an original story-driven campaign, engaging co-op, and compelling content for years to come. To that end, we will spend this additional development time focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve.
Marvel’s Avengers was originally set to release on May 15th, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will launch as a timed PlayStation 4 exclusive on April 10th, 2020. Marvel’s Avengers will launch on September 4th, 2020.