With 2020 being a massive year for gamers – we have two new consoles from Sony and Microsoft and a long, *LONG* list of huge games coming out in the next 12 months – we thought we couldn’t be disappointed with any gaming news, but Square Enix has just proved us wrong.

Today, the game devs announced that they would be delaying the release of their two biggest games for 2020: Marvel’s Avengers and the Final Fantasy VII Remake.

In a blog post on the official Square Enix website, Yoshinori Kitase – the producer of the hotly-anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake – announced that they wanted to put the final polish on the game to make it as good as they possibly could.

Kitase said: “We know that so many of you are looking forward to the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake and have been waiting patiently to experience what we have been working on. In order to ensure we deliver a game that is in-line with our vision, and the quality that our fans who have been waiting for deserve, we have decided to move the release date to April 10, 2020.

“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. I, on behalf of the whole team, want to apologise to everyone, as I know this means waiting for the game just a little bit longer.

“Thank you for your patience and continued support.”

Final Fantasy VII Remake + PS4 Sephiroth Dynamic Theme (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) (PS4)

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Final Fantasy VII Remake + PS4 Sephiroth Dynamic Theme (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) (PS4)
Square Enix
amazon.co.uk

£49.99

This is not a huge deal, as it just means the JRPG is pushed back by a little over a month (it was scheduled to come out on March 3), but it’s nonetheless frustrating for players who want to catch up with Cloud.

To put it in perspective though, we’d rather Square takes its time to make the game as good as it can, instead of pushing out an unfinished game that it then has to patch post-release.

The only bonus to any of this news is that the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be playable on a console near you right in the middle of the Resident Evil 3 remake (April 3) and Cyberpunk 2077 (April 16), so you won’t be bored throughout April – even if your bank account might be a little battered.

At the same time, Crystal Dynamics uploaded a blog post pushing the release of Marvel’s Avengers all the way back to September 10, which is a big blow for those hoping for a summer release.

Marvel's Avengers (PS4)

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Marvel’s Avengers (PS4)
Square Enix
amazon.co.uk

£49.99

To be honest, we’re well up for Square Enix taking the time to improve the release of its games, and it’s better than the company forcing its staff to endure the dreaded “crunch” that pervades the video game industry to force a game out that isn’t good enough for release.

Hold off gamers, you’ll have to wait a little while longer.


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