SquareEnix pushing the games back a bit for polish
With the late Winter/Early Spring gaming season upon us shortly, our bank accounts were planning on being completely drained. Now, at least, we may have just a little bit more time to recover. SquareEnix has announced delays to both of its two marquee games this year.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will move back from its March release date to April 10. “We are making this tough decision in order to give ourselves a few extra weeks to apply final polish to the game,” noted the game’s producer, Yoshinori Kitase, in a blog post. While one month is certainly not that long for a game that was announced way back in the PS3 era, it now puts it square (pun!) in the release windows of CyberPunk 2077 (April 16) and Resident Evil 3 (April 3). At least now it won’t compete with Animal Crossing?
Another perhaps less surprising move is the delay of Marvel’s Avengers, which Squeenix is now launching out of May into September 4th. While that game was shown for the first time at E3 2019 it has mostly been quiet since. Maybe this will give Crystal Dynamics the proper time to give the property the time and breathing room it might need.