Square Enix is shipping Final Fantasy 7 Remake early due to COVID-19 disruption

By Sean Carey,
Square Enix has announced that it will be shipping copies of the FINAL FANTASY VII Remake early to those in Europe and Australia. The publisher posted a statement over on Twitter saying that because of circumstances caused by the Coronavirus, the decision was made to ship copies early to give those in impacted countries a chance to play on the day of release.

The statement reads, "These unique circumstances have made it very difficult to align timing of our global shipping. 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 far earlier than usual to Europe and Australia."

This means for those in Europe and Australia; it might be possible to get your hands on a copy of the game before the official release date of April 10th. The game's producer, Yoshinori Kitase, and director, Tetsuya Nomura, are asking those who do find themselves with a copy of the game early, not to spoil it for others, "If you get the game early, please think of others and don't spoil it for them. 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."

For those in other western regions, including the Americas, copies of the game are being shipped this week with Square Enix being confident players will receive the game on launch day (April 10th).
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!