Square Enix has announced a decision on Twitter that fans in Europe and Australia will receive Final Fantasy VII Remake earlier than its April 10 release date.
“Our highest priority is that all of you, including those who live in countries currently facing the biggest disruption, can play the game at launch, so we made the decision to ship the game earlier than usual to Europe and Australia,” the statement reads.
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) March 30, 2020
Although Australian and European fans may get Final Fantasy VII a little early, the company feels “optimistic,” as copies have shipped and should arrive on time for other Western regions like the United States and Canada. However, this will not be the case for everyone as the coronavirus pandemic continues to change daily, mainly depending on the country and retailer involved.
The current situation with the coronavirus has scrambled retailers in the gaming industry with GameStop and other stores either closing or doing curbside pickups. Supplies are limited for customers hoping to get a physical copy of a game like Final Fantasy. Some people have already received a disc as some street dates broke. Since some fans are already playing, be careful of spoilers if this will be your first time experiencing the classic RPG.
“If you get the game early, please think of others and don’t spoil it for them,” the statement reads. “We know there are potential spoilers that have been out there for over two decades as the original Final Fantasy VII was released in 1997. But Final Fantasy VII Remake is a new game that still has many surprises for everyone.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake will launch on April 10 worldwide for PlayStation 4. The game is supposedly a timed exclusive, so you may see it pop up on other platforms next year.