Final Fantasy VII Remake is still on track to be released on 10th April 2020, but the situation with COVID-19 may affect physical pre-orders. Square Enix has issued an update regarding the situation. If you’re pre-ordered the game from a physical store, you should check with the store on when you can pick up the game.
With social distancing in place across many countries, physical stores may remain closed when the game is released, so may affect when you can pick up your game. Similarly, if you’re pre-ordered the game to be delivered by mail, you game could also be affected due to restrictions on delivery of non-essential items.
You can find the full statement from Square Enix below:
As we prepare for the release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on April 10, we wanted to keep you updated on how the proactive measures being taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus are likely to affect the distribution and retail landscape in western regions at launch.
As you will be aware, many countries are limiting entry or closing their national and state borders and restricting the distribution and delivery of non-essential items. Understandably these restrictions are being implemented so that essential items can reach their destination as fast as possible.
This does not mean that box copies of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will not be dispatched, it just means that we cannot control the date the game may arrive.
In many countries and states, retail stores are closing to help with social distancing measures. If you placed a pre-order with one of these retailers, we advise you to check their websites for the latest information about the status of pre-orders, as well as pick-up and/or delivery information. Please ensure your mailing address and contact details are up to date, as some retailers have begun contacting customers with delivery updates.
Finally, we are currently making arrangements to ensure that pre-orders from the SQUARE ENIX STORE reach you by April 10.
We are working hard to ensure as many of you as possible can play the game on April 10 and will update further when we have more information.
Thank you for your continued support and most importantly, stay safe.
Source: Square Enix