Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase announced the title would be delayed from its 3 March release date to 10 April 2020.
In a statement, the producer wrote: “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 apologize to everyone, as I know this means waiting for the game just a little bit longer.”
At the same time, Crystal Dynamics announced they were delaying Marvel’s Avengers from its original May release date to 4 September, similarly explaining how it was to add polish to the title.
A statement from the developer read: “When we set out to bring you our vision for Marvel’s Avengers, we committed to delivering an original story-driven campaign, engaging co-op, and compelling content for years to come.
“To that end, we will spend this additional development time focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve.
“The worldwide teams working on Marvel’s Avengers sincerely appreciate the support you’ve shown us. We thrive on your enthusiasm and feedback and we can’t wait to show you more. We apologize for the delay. We’re confident it will be worth the wait.”
The new release date for Final Fantasy VII Remake wedges it between some stiff competition in Resident Evil 3 Remake on 3 April and Cyberpunk 2077 on 16 April.
While the new Marvel’s Avengers release date means away from The Last Of Us Part II on 29 May, the significant push back does raise some questions over how much work needs to be done to the title.
Final Fantasy VII Remake releases April 10 and Marvel’s Avengers releases 4 September 2020.