Final Fantasy 7 Remake Exclusivity Window Pushed Back To Match Delay
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The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is exclusive to PS4 for the first year following its release. That previously meant the earliest it could appear on other platforms March 3, 2021, but now that the game's release has been delayed until April, the exclusivity period has been extended as well.
Rock Paper Shotgun reports that the portion of the box art announcing the exclusivity now says "Timed Exclusive until 4/10/2021," to match the recently announced delay. It stood to reason that this would happen, but now we have it confirmed. No other platforms have been announced, so after that date it could appear on any combination of PC, Xbox One, and next-generation platforms.
Square Enix says the delay was to "give ourselves a few extra weeks to apply final polish to the game and to deliver you with the best possible experience." It came amid a spate of other delays to spring releases like Marvel's Avengers and Cyberpunk 2077, and it was a relatively brief delay compared to those.
It did mark the recent anniversary of the original Final Fantasy 7 release with a new trailer that featured a number of familiar faces like Red-XIII and several members of the Shinra organization, and even a few surprises. Check out our trailer breakdown for more details.
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