Two of Square Enix’s upcoming biggest releases just received delays.
Square Enix has announced that both Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers would be pushed back to April 10 and September 4, respectively. The reason for the delays were so that additional time could be used to polish up up the games.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase noted, “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.” Final Fantasy 7 Remake was originally slated to release on March 3.
As for the Marvel’s Avengers delay, Crystal Dynamics co-studio heads Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg post a news update on the company’s website. “At Crystal Dynamics our ambition has always been to deliver the ultimate Avengers gaming experience,” they shared. “To that end, we will spend this additional development time focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve.” The game was pushed back from May 15.
The delay of Final Fantasy VII Remake follows shortly after a demo of the game was leaked and data-mined by players, where hints of a PC version would be coming in the future. Crystal Dynamics has also mentioned about wanting to take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s new hardware for games like Marvel’s Avengers.