Some players who are excited for the Final Fantasy VII Remake will need to re-confirm their pre-orders for the highly anticipated game, as a result of its delayed release.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake, which was originally expected to release exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on March 3, will now be launched just over a month later on April 10. Producer Yoshinori Kitase apologized for the delay, which the development team decided in order to gain some more time for final polishing to deliver “the best possible experience.”
As a result of the delayed release, players in the United States who pre-ordered the Final Fantasy VII Remake through the Square Enix store will need to re-confirm by February 28, or else their pre-order will be canceled.
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Players should watch for an email that will contain a link for the pre-order opt-in. The processing of payments will now also start on February 28, so those who re-confirm their pre-orders will also have to make sure that their payment method is updated and available on that date.
Canceled pre-orders will not be reinstated due to “limited quantities available,” so players should not forget to re-confirm over the next month. This is especially important for those who are looking to acquire the game’s Deluxe Edition and 1st Class Edition, as other fans will likely immediately take up any slots that will open up from canceled pre-orders.
It appears that the requirement for re-confirmation does not affect pre-orders of the Final Fantasy VII Remake made through other retailers.
The hype over the Final Fantasy VII Remake further escalated with the game’s leaked demo, which covers the sequence of the original Final Fantasy VII story where Cloud joined Barrett and Avalanche in taking down a Mako Reactor. The 10GB demo revealed that there were certain changes to the plot, and contained four hours of music and minigames. It also suggested that the RPG will take up a total of 73GB in the PlayStation 4’s storage.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake, which was originally announced at E3 2015, is finally almost ready to launch. What’s one more month when the RPG’s fans have been waiting for almost five years?