The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is just around the corner, with an official release date of April 10. Some people just can’t wait, however, and have broken the street date, according to Eurogamer. Square Enix has also issued a warning, saying it can’t control when the game is released in western regions because of the various COVID-19 lockdowns.
“As you will be aware, many countries are limiting entry or closing their national and state borders and restricting the distribution and delivery of non-essential items,” Square Enix wrote in a blog post. “Understandably these restrictions are being implemented so that essential items can reach their destination as fast as possible. This does not mean that box copies of Final Fantasy 7 Remake will not be dispatched, it just means that we cannot control the date the game may arrive.”
Square Enix added that it is taking steps to ensure that pre-orders of Final Fantasy 7 Remake made through the Square Enix store will reach customers by April 10.
Meanwhile, with some people breaking street date on Final Fantasy 7 Remake, pictures have begun appearing online of the final product.
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One Reddit user by the name of NateLo22 posted to the r/FFVIIRemake subreddit with a picture of the deluxe edition of the game and its packaging.
Square Enix isn’t the only company facing some difficulties in getting their game to ship out in an orderly fashion. Resident Evil 3 remake developer Capcom said the game could experience a delay in Europe before its April 3 release date.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/Tifa-stan for IGN.