The release of Final Fantasy VII Remake has been delayed by a month to April 10, 2020.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase said in a statement on Tuesday that the development team decided to delay the game, which was previously scheduled for release on March 3, in order to add extra polish.
“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.
“Thank you for your patience and continued support.”
Announced at E3 2015, Final Fantasy VII Remake is an episodic project that’s expected to span several releases. The first release will be exclusive to PlayStation platforms for one year.
Kitase has said that the level of content being created for each Final Fantasy VII Remake title is comparable to that of a full game, and that he expects development of the second entry in the project to be “more efficient” than the first.
In November 2019, Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that work on the second game in the project was underway.