The highly anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Remake is officially available for worldwide preload on PlayStation consoles. With the game set to launch on April 10, Square Enix has said it wants to ensure fans have plenty of time to get the game downloaded on their consoles.
“We know that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many people having to stay at home, some of you may be experiencing extra pressure on your internet bandwidth,” said the game’s producer Yoshinori Kitase. “We wanted to give all our fans some extra time to download the game.”
With the file size coming in at over 100 GB, some players will likely benefit greatly from the extra time to download the game. Developers shared that it created custom assets for every part of Midgar, which greatly increased the overall file size. Essentially, this means when you venture into different parts of Midgar, like the Slums, you won’t see assets re-used in other areas of the game.
Despite some Australian and European retailers selling the game early. Square Enix has confirmed that digital copies of the game will not be released early. While this may be upsetting to some fans, the release is only a week away!
If you’re not familiar with the game, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be released in different episodes to ensure “the highest visual quality.” Be sure to keep your eye on IGN’s official Final Fantasy 7 Remake wiki page for help when the game comes out.