Final Fantasy VII’s Release Delay Also Means It Will Remain A PlayStation 4 Exclusive For A Longer Period

Final Fantasy VII’s Release Delay Also Means It Will Remain A PlayStation 4 Exclusive For A Longer Period
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Final Fantasy VII is releasing as a PlayStation exclusive. That’s something we’ve all known for a while.

However, it is possible that it will not always be that way. There are many rumors flying about that we will see a PC version of the game in the future.

Those rumors started when the game’s demo leaked on the PlayStation Network. Hackers were able to gain access to it and found a plethora of files contained within. PC code was also discovered among the files, leading many to believe that a PC release for this game was coming at some point down the road.

However, the recent delay in release will also push back Sony’s exclusivity deal with Square Enix, meaning PC gamers are going to have to wait just a little bit longer.

Originally, the game was set to come out for the PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020. It would then remain a PS4 exclusive title for a period of one year, with the first opportunity for a PC release coming on March 3, 2021.

However, recently it was announced that the game’s release date would be pushed back to April 10, 2020. That means the game’s exclusivity deal will also be pushed back. The earliest that PC gamers might be able to get their hands on this long-awaited remake will be April 10, 2021.

While PC seems to be the most logical place for the game to end up, it is also possible that it could release in the future on the Xbox One or even the upcoming Xbox Series X. Kingdom Hearts 3 released on the Xbox One last year, which was a huge deal between Square Enix and Microsoft. Initially, the Kingdom Hearts series had been exclusive to PlayStation as far as console releases went. (Several side games were released for Nintendo handheld systems and mobile platforms)

But Square Enix and Microsoft do have a working relationship, so one must not rule out an Xbox release for Final Fantasy VII Remake.

The previously mentioned demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake has still not been released to the public, despite it remaining on the PlayStation Network.

In fact, neither Sony nor Square Enix has even confirmed that the demo exists. That has led many to fear that Square has changed their mind regarding the demo in the wake of the leak, opting instead to continue to release information at its leisure ahead of the April 10 release date.