Game makers remain optimistic that upcoming titles will release on time

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On Thursday, Capcom tweeted that it was on-track for Resident Evil 3’s April 3 launch, but that physical product deliveries may be delayed.

“Although the global release date for Resident Evil 3 remains [the same], some European markets may experience delayed deliveries or availability of physical goods, including disc copies of games,” the publisher said in a statement.

Likewise, Square Enix said that Final Fantasy VII Remake is still on for April 10 despite possible delays by retailers like Amazon pushing back shipping on non-essential items.

“This does not mean that box copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake will not be dispatched,” the company said. “It just means that we cannot control the date the game may arrive.”

Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty told GameSpot its global development partners are all facing challenges and “constraints” relating to the coronavirus. However, highly anticipated titles Halo Infinite and the PC version of Halo Master Chief Collection (both due out during the holidays) are not going to get pushed back.

Additionally, Sony has reported no setbacks for upcoming launches, but says that it is “carefully monitoring the risk of delays in production schedules for game software titles at both its first-party studios and partner studios, primarily in Europe and the U.S.”

That is not to say that no publishers are struggling with timelines. Bethesda updated the Fallout 76 community that its massive Wastelanders expansion is postponed by a week. The company says that work-from-home policies are slowing the testing process.

Other than that, the spring gaming season is looking pretty good. We’ve already seen some great releases, including Half-Life: Alyx, Doom Eternal, and Moons of Madness. Next month seems on track to deliver us Resident Evil 3, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3.

Happy gaming!

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noel24

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As long as CP2077 is on track, We're good.
And since It was delayed only to prepare handicap version for original XboxOne, I'm sure we'll be fine.
 

Uncle Al

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What do you want to bet that before the year is out we'll have a new game featuring the Corona virus that turns people into zombies that you have to kill while you search desperately for a ventilator, masks, PPE and such for your poor Grandmother that is locked in the house with her dog and six cats and no can opener for the cat food ...... talk about pressure!
 
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noel24

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What do you want to bet that before the year is out we'll have a new game featuring the Corona virus that turns people into zombies that you have to kill while you search desperately for a ventilator, masks, PPE and such for your poor Grandmother that is locked in the house with her dog and six cats and no can opener for the cat food ...... talk about pressure!
Normally It's called Saturday Night Live Show, but this this Year they could skip It...
 

Homerlovesbeer

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What do you want to bet that before the year is out we'll have a new game featuring the Corona virus that turns people into zombies that you have to kill while you search desperately for a ventilator, masks,
No, it will be the enternal hunt for toilet paper after eating a dodgy vindaloo curry after breaching your mandatory confinement. :D
 
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