Two of Square Enix's biggest titles of 2020 (and perhaps of this generation of hardware) have both been delayed - to allow for some extra polish and fine-tuning time. Final Fantasy VII Remake
and Marvel's Avengers
now have new 2020 release dates, with the former only pushed back a little bit.
As per the following statement, Final Fantasy VII Remake, is now due for release on April 10, 2020. Which puts it a week before Cyberpunk 2077.
“We know that so many of you are looking forward to the release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE and have been waiting patiently to experience what we have been working on. In order to ensure we deliver a game that is in-line with our vision, and the quality that our fans who have been waiting for deserve, we have decided to move the release date to April 10, 2020.
We are making this tough decision in order to give ourselves a few extra weeks to apply final polish to the game and to deliver you with the best possible experience. I, on behalf of the whole team, want to apologize to everyone, as I know this means waiting for the game just a little bit longer.
Thank you for your patience and continued support” - Yoshinori Kitase, Producer of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE.
On the other hand the Crystal Dynamics developed Marvel's Avengers sees its release pushed back a few more months - to September 4, 2020. Which would put the large-scale AAA release around the time of the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Thankfully both consoles will feature backwards compatibility.
Here's the official statement on that delay.
To our fans,
At Crystal Dynamics our ambition has always been to deliver the ultimate Avengers gaming experience. In order to achieve that goal, we have made the difficult decision to move the release date of Marvel’s Avengers to September 4, 2020.
As fans ourselves, it’s an honor and a privilege to work with these legendary characters and we know what these Super Heroes mean to us and True Believers around the world. When we set out to bring you our vision for Marvel’s Avengers, we committed to delivering an original story-driven campaign, engaging co-op, and compelling content for years to come. To that end, we will spend this additional development time focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve.
The worldwide teams working on Marvel’s Avengers sincerely appreciate the support you’ve shown us. We thrive on your enthusiasm and feedback and we can’t wait to show you more. We apologize for the delay. We’re confident it will be worth the wait.
Scot Amos & Ron Rosenberg
Co-Heads of Studio, Crystal Dynamics