It has begun.
Two of the year’s most anticipated titles will now be launching later than originally planned. One of them quite a bit later, in fact.
Originally set to launch on 3rd March, Final Fantasy VII Remake will now launch a few weeks later on 10th April. A message from the Final Fantasy VII Remake development team states that the delay is to ensure “a game that is in-line with our vision, and the quality that our fans who have been waiting for deserve”. The additional weeks will be used to provide additional polish to the game and make it as good as it can be. The new release dates sees it launching just five days before Cyberpunk 2077, however. Will that change the purchasing decisions of some potential customers?
Also delayed is Marvel’s Avengers. Originally set to launch on 15th May, it will now launch on 4th September, a delay of essentially four months. Again, in a statement made to fans, the development team has cited the delay is to provide the best gaming experience possible, with the additional development time to be spent “focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve.”
Two high profile games being delayed is disappointing, sure, but it’s being done for the right reasons. So, while we’re gutted that we’ll have to wait a while longer to play both Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers, we’re also happy that they’re getting the development time required to really shine. The question is, will any more of this year’s heavy hitters be delayed? Probably.