Square Enix has announced that some Final Fantasy VII Remake pre-orders and day one orders may not be fulfilled due to the unpredictable landscape that coronavirus/COVID-19 has wrought upon the world. As retail and distribution companies go into lockdown, government mandated or otherwise, the impact on the supply chain could see some of the Final Fantasy VII Remake units not make it to stores on time. The news came from a statement released by Square Enix.
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) March 18, 2020
If you cannot see the statement it reads:
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 priority is the wellbeing and safety of our fans and customers, taking into account regional government and World Health Organisation advice.
The worldwide release of Final Fantasy VII Remake on April 10 will go ahead. However, with the unforeseeable changes in the distribution and retail landscape which varies across countries, it is incredibly 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 10th.
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 Customer Service teams or your relevant retailer for more information on availability in your region.
Final Fantasy VII Remake has already had a small delay from March to April 10th, and if the impact of the virus continues some of you may have to wait a bit longer.