• Square Enix is set to ship "Final Fantasy VII Remake" to other countries on an earlier date
  • The move came in the wake of the global crisis brought about by COVID-19
  • Europe and Australia players will receive their copies before its April 10 launch window 
  • Those who will receive the game are advised not to spoil the experience to others who have yet to play 

Square Enix is set to ship the much anticipated “Final Fantasy VII Remake” a bit earlier to some countries due to the ongoing crisis brought about by COVID-19.

In a Twitter post by the game's producer, Yoshinori Kitase and director Tetsuya Nomura, the “unique circumstances” the world is facing because of the dreaded virus took its toll on the “Final Fantasy VII Remake” team and have made it difficult for them to “align” the timing of their global shipment.

Through this, the team has made a hard decision, especially during the final few weeks of the game's launch date, to release the title at an earlier date.

"Final Fantasy 7 Remake": The new version of "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" features newly-designed moogles and chocobos.
"Final Fantasy 7 Remake": The new version of "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" features newly-designed moogles and chocobos. Square Enix

“Our highest priority is that all of you, including those who live in countries currently facing the biggest disruption, can play the game at launch,” said the tweet.

What Kitase and Nomura are implying is that players in Europe and Australia will have a “greater chance” to receive their “Final Fantasy VII Remake” prior to its April 10 launch window, said IGN.

But when there's good news, there's always bad news. According to Engadget, the team cannot guarantee a concrete delivery date for other countries and retailers because of the “challenging situation.”

Those in North America on the other hand will have a copy shipped to them this week.

“We feel optimistic that most of you will receive the game for launch day,” added the post.

For those who will have first crack on “Final Fantasy VII Remake,” Kitase and Nomura have one request: do not spoil the game.

While both agreed that spoilers have been lurking since the dawn of the original game back in 1997, the “Remake” is a relatively novel experience that holds tons of surprises for every player.

“All our fans and players deserve to experience the game for themselves, and we ask for the support of our dedicated community around the world to ensure that,” said the tweet.