Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel’s Avengers have been delayed. Square Enix, the publisher of both titles, announced today that the additional development time will go towards refining the games.
Initially scheduled for release on March 3rd, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will now launch on April 10th. Likewise, Marvel’s Avengers’ launch has been pushed back from May 15th to September 14th.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
“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,” writes producer Yoshinori Kitase. “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. Thank you for your patience and continued support”
As far as video game delays go, this is not long at all. However, that does mean that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will launch after the highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077.
Crystal Dynamics, the studio working on Marvel’s Avengers, posted a similar message.
“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 apologise for the delay. We’re confident it will be worth the wait.”
Over the past few months, we’ve learned a lot about Marvel’s Avengers. After its initial reveal at E3 2019, the game failed to woo audiences. Over time, however, publisher Square Enix has addressed some concerns, but an additional four months of development time is likely what the game needs.