While we were so close to the eagerly anticipated release date of Final Fantasy VII Remake from Square Enix, fans will need to wait just a little bit longer until popping the game into their PlayStation 4 systems. In an announcement earlier today, it was confirmed that the global release date has been pushed back until 10 April 2020.

Below is a statement provided by the game’s development team, justifying this delay:

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.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Development Team