Earlier today it was announced by Square Enix that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition has been delayed from its initial release date of January 23, 2020 later into 2020, around the summer sometime. The game was announced earlier this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS and Android, and Nintendo Switch, and looks to be a promising remaster of the original GameCube game. Check out the trailer for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition below and read on for more details.
Square Enix released an official statement on the subject of the delay. First, they expressed their gratitude to those fans who are excited about the game, particularly the ones who have sent them encouraging messages which have helped them work through the long hours on this project. They say the support has been overwhelming, and hop it continues despite this delay.
The main reason for the delay is that there are still parts of the game that need some extra work, and in the time available between now and the original release date, the end product wasn’t going to be as good as anyone wants it to be when in the hands of players. That’s why the game’s release is being delayed into the summer 2020 release window, with a date yet to be determined, giving the developers plenty of time to fix any bugs, and work over any areas of the game that they wish to perfect before the final release.
What might be the core of the delay with the game is the multiplayer aspects. The game is slated to allow players to play online with their friends, and transfer save files across all platforms. This would mean that no matter where they’re playing, players can continue their story with their friends or by themselves. The functionality behind this is probably the most challenging aspect of development, so it wouldn’t be surprising if this was the root cause of the delay.