The former — a remake of the classic 1997 PlayStation Japanese role-playing game — is now slated to launch on April 10th, five weeks after its previous March 3rd release date. Final Fantasy VII Remake is the first part in an episodic retelling of Final Fantasy VII and will release exclusively on the PlayStation 4.
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) January 14, 2020
Meanwhile, Marvel’s Avengers has been pushed from May 15th to September 4th. The single- and multiplayer action-adventure game tells an original story based on the iconic Marvel superhero team and is being co-developed by Square Enix-owned studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.
Marvel’s Avengers will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.
— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) January 14, 2020
With both Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers, Square Enix says each development team needed more time to polish and complete each game.
That said, it’s currently unclear what other games are coming out in September, so Avengers‘ competition remains to be seen.
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