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Square Enix has warned that some Final Fantasy VII Remake physical pre-orders won’t arrive in time for the game’s release date on April 10.
The company said the eagerly anticipated title’s launch is being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit distribution chains.
“The worldwide release of Final Fantasy VII Remake on April 10 will go ahead,” the publisher said in a statement on Wednesday.
“However, with the unforeseeable changes in the 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.”
Amazon’s UK and US warehouses have stopped taking deliveries of non-essential items until early April, in a bid free up space for priority items needed by customers such as medical supplies and baby products, according to the Guardian.
And in a likely knock-on effect, multiple ResetEra users have been informed that their Final Fantasy VII pre-orders placed through the online retailer will now arrive later than planned.
Square Enix added: “We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and working with our partners, retailers and Square Enix teams across Europe and the Americas, to do everything we can to ensure as many of you as possible can play the game on April 10.”
The company said it plans to post an update “with any further news” on Friday March 20.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake release date was previously scheduled for early March but in January it was delayed by approximately one month in order to polish the game.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be exclusive to PlayStation platforms for one year.
A Final Fantasy VII Remake demo launched earlier this month lets players sample the game’s opening chapter, the Mako Reactor 1 bombing mission.