April is starting to look a little packed.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase said today that the game will be delayed slightly. Final Fantasy 7 Remake was originally slated to be released on March 3. Now, it will instead be released on April 10. This comes via a press release sent out Kitase and the development team at Square Enix.

This sad news comes roughly a week after the still unannounced demo for Final Fantasy 7 Remake was leaked. There are already videos out there of the demo's intro and full playthrough. Data miners have also discovered some hidden secrets within the files that are pointing towards the eventual PC release.

Kitase calls the choice to delay the game a "tough decision."

“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.
The new release date of April 10 places is a scant 6 days ahead of the planned April 16 release date for Cyberpunk 2077. It also means that the first three weeks of releases for April 2020 go Resident Evil 3 (April 3), Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and then Cyberpunk 2077. The second half of March is also jam packed as well. It includes games like Ori and the Will of the Wisps (March 11) Nioh 2 (March 13), DOOM Eternal (March 20), Persona 5: Royal, and potentially Half-Life: Alyx.

That March-April combo might be just as packed as the traditional Holiday window for new game releases. Good luck to everyone's bank accounts.