Square Enix has said it won’t review Final Fantasy 7’s digital release date, despite many players receiving their physical copies more than a week in advance.
This month the publisher shipped its long-awaited RPG early in many regions, as it attempted to get box copies to players in time amid disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite this, a Square Enix support page has claimed the publisher is not planning to bring the digital release date forward.
“Changing the digital release date at this point-in-time could lead to logistical issues that could disrupt the digital launch for everyone,” it said on its support page. “Therefore, we will be adhering to an April 10 digital release date.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake digital pre-loading started in North America on Friday, with Europe and Australia set to follow soon.
The game’s producer, Yoshinori Kitase said: “We know that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many people having to stay at home, some of you may be experiencing extra pressure on your internet bandwidth. We wanted to give all our fans some extra time to download the game.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be exclusive to PlayStation platforms for one year.
A Final Fantasy VII Remake demo released last month and lets players sample the game’s opening chapter, the Mako Reactor 1 bombing mission.