Final Fantasy VII Remake physical edition shortage “increasingly likely” due to coronavirus impact, says Square Enix

Digital edition unaffected.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix has posted a notification on the official Final Fantasy VII Remake Twitter account informing users of an “increasingly likely” shortage for the physical edition of the game due to the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

“With unforeseeable changes in the distribution and retail landscape, which varies across countries, it is increasingly likely that some of you will not get hold of your copy of the game on the release date,” Square Enix said. “We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and working with our partners, retailers, and Square Enix teams across Europe and the Americas to do everything we can to ensure as many of you as possible can play the game on April 10.”

The digital edition of the game, given its nature, remains unaffected.

Get the full message from Square Enix below.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to update you on how this will impact the forthcoming release of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Our first priority is the well-being and safety of our fans and customers, taking into account regional government and World Health Organization advice.

The worldwide release of Final Fantasy VII Remake on April 10 will go ahead. However, with unforeseeable changes in the distribution and retail landscape, which varies across countries, it is increasingly likely that some of you will not get hold of your copy of the game on the release date.

We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and working with our partners, retailers, and Square Enix teams across Europe and the Americas to do everything we can to ensure as many of you as possible can play the game on April 10.

We want to keep you updated ahead of the release and intend to post again this Friday, March 20 with any further news. So please stay tuned to our official channels.

For any other questions regarding the release, please contact our Square Enix Store Customer Service teams or your relevant retailer for more information on availability in your region.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is due out for PlayStation 4 on April 10. A demo is available now.

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