The Delayed Release Of Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Reportedly Not Impact The Release Of Its Second Game

The Delayed Release Of Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Reportedly Not Impact The Release Of Its Second Game
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Square Enix broke a lot of hearts several weeks back when it announced that Final Fantasy VII Remake was being pushed back five weeks to give developers the time needed to make necessary adjustments to the game.

Originally, the long awaited title was going to be released this week, on March 3, 2020. However, there was enough work still to be done that Square made the difficult decision to delay the game’s release further, pushing back to April.

However, Final Fantasy VII Remake is not a one and done title. According to the original announcement for the Remake back in 2015, Square is planning to release several chapters of this story, each one the length of a full game.

When delays hit this installment, it led many to wonder if that was going to cause a ripple effect, impacting the release of the second chapter, which most are calling Final Fantasy VII Remake 2.

According to Square Enix, that is not the case.

Yosuke Matsuda, the president of Square Enix confirmed that all future installments of Final Fantasy VII Remake were still on track. This information came out during the company’s financial results briefing for February.

During a question and answer portion of the briefing, Matsuda was asked, “Will the change in your release date for Final Fantasy VII Remake impact your development or launch timelines for the next installment?”

The president simply responded, “No, it will not.”

Square had previously announced the work on the second installment of Final Fantasy VII Remake was already underway, with fans of the franchise believing that they would not have to wait as long between games as they did for this initial title.

The announcement of Final Fantasy VII Remake’s delay came on the same day that Square announced the delay of its upcoming Marvel’s Avengers title, which was originally due out in May. That game was pushed back even further than Final Fantasy VII Remake, landing in the fall.

The original announcement as to the delay in Final Fantasy VII Remake’s release was that the developers needed, “a few extra weeks to apply the final polish to the game and to deliver you with the best possible experience,” according to a statement released by game producer Yoshinori Kitase.

In 2015, it was announced that this game would be taking on an episodic format. At the time, Square said that the story would “be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.”

In May of 2019, a press released issued by Square Enix reconfirmed this information.

That means, depending on the timing of release, future installments of Final Fantasy VII Remake might release on the upcoming PlayStation 5.