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Final Fantasy VII Remake physical copies may be delayed confirms Square Enix

If you pre-ordered a physical copy of the Final Fantasy VII Remake there’s a chance due to the current state of things you may not get it in time. This comes as many retailers have closed due to orders by cities and the governments to close in order to help curb the pandemic and other like Amazon have switched to focusing on delivering essential items.

Here is the full statement from Square Enix:

As we prepare for the release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on April 10, we wanted to keep you updated on how the proactive measures being taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus are likely to affect the distribution and retail landscape in western regions at launch.

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. 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 VII REMAKE will not be dispatched, it just means that we cannot control the date the game may arrive.

In many countries and states, retail stores are closing to help with social distancing measures. If you placed a pre-order with one of these retailers, we advise you to check their websites for the latest information about the status of pre-orders, as well as pick-up and/or delivery information. Please ensure your mailing address and contact details are up to date, as some retailers have begun contacting customers with delivery updates.

Finally, we are currently making arrangements to ensure that pre-orders from the SQUARE ENIX STORE reach you by April 10.

We are working hard to ensure as many of you as possible can play the game on April 10 and will update further when we have more information.

Thank you for your continued support and most importantly, stay safe.

I originally ordered my Deluxe Edition from Amazon last year back in June but a few weeks ago I had received an email stating the date has been pushed back. As of now it shows that it will deliver on April 10th but who knows at this point but digital versions of the game will still release on the 10th.