• 'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' will still be launched on April 10
  • The coronavirus spread, however, threatens to delay the shipping of the game
  • Square Enix promises to provide an update on March 20

“Final Fantasy 7 Remake” will still be launched on April 10. However, some fans may not be able to immediately get their copies on the day of the release.

Game developer and publisher Square Enix announced on Wednesday that there is a possibility the shipping of the game might be delayed “due to the extraordinary circumstances the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Businesses have shut down and the whole world economy has been crippled due to the deadly and infectious disease that has forced people to stay in quarantine and instead work from home. Given the circumstances, ensuring that games will be delivered in a timely manner proves to be a difficult task.

“The worldwide release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on April 10 will go ahead,” Square Enix announced in a statement on Twitter. “However, with the unforeseeable changes in distribution and retail landscape 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.

The company, however, emphasized that they are monitoring the situation daily in order to find a feasible solution about their shipping woes. Square Enix also vowed to provide an update on Friday, March 20, regarding the release of the game.

In related news, Games Radar reported that those who pre-ordered the “Final Fantasy 7 Remake” on Amazon have received an email about the change in the delivery schedule. Unfortunately, no exact new date has been provided on when the game will be delivered.

This comes after Amazon instituted a new policy prioritizing the delivery of household staples and medical supplies in lieu of the coronavirus pandemic.

Square Enix has three pre-order offers for the “Final Fantasy 7 Remake.” The first one is the standard edition, while the second is the deluxe edition that comes with an artbook, Steelbook case, mini-soundtrack and two downloadable contents.

The third pre-order offer is the 1st Class edition that came at a $329 price tag. It has already been sold out, as it comes with the bonuses from the deluxe set along with a detailed Cloud Strife action figure riding the Hardy Daytona.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Box Art
The official box art for the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake indicates that it will be a timed exclusive for PlayStation 4. Square Enix