Some gamers will get Final Fantasy VII Remake early, Square Enix says

Shawn Knight

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Producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Tetsuya Nomura revealed Monday on Twitter that their biggest priority is to ensure that everyone, even those living in countries facing the biggest disruptions, can play the game by launch. In order to do this, they made the decision to ship the game “far earlier than usual” to Australia and Europe.

As a result, it is possible that players in these regions will get their hands on the game ahead of the worldwide release date.

The duo kindly asks that if you get the game early, to please think of others and don’t spoil it for everyone else.

Sure, this is a remake based on a game that was originally released in 1997, but there is still a lot of new content for players to discover.

“All our fans and players deserve to experience the game for themselves, and we ask for the support of our dedicated community around the world to ensure that,” they said.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is scheduled to launch on April 10 on PlayStation 4.

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Linux7055

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What year is this? Console gamers are still obsessed with physical releases? Unless you're buying a limited edition bundle, digital is the way to go. The Pre-PS2 era when you got a nice printed disc, manual, and stickers are long gone, personally I don't see the value of collecting boxes anymore. Physical media don't carry the same convenience like in the past, you now have to download and install the entire game from the disc like you would from the PS Store. Also games like GT5 and Uncharted 4 were delayed further due to manufacturing time.
 
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Bao Nguyen

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What year is this? Console gamers are still obsessed with physical releases? Unless you're buying a limited edition bundle, digital is the way to go. The Pre-PS2 era when you got a nice printed disc, manual, and stickers are long gone, personally I don't see the value of collecting boxes anymore. Physical media don't carry the same convenience like in the past, you now have to download and install the entire game from the disc like you would from the PS Store. Also games like GT5 and Uncharted 4 were delayed further due to manufacturing time.

It's an age old debate, you can trade in or sell your old physical games, or lend the game to a friend, while you cannot do so with digital games.