For many of us, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition was going to be one of our first purchases of 2020 – owing to its launch in late January. However, the team behind the game have today announced a delay that will postpone its release until sometime in the summer.
A setback that is going to leave our consoles feeling a little unloved. At least until the big titles drop in the month or two after.
It’s disappointing news for fans of the series, who have been enjoying a number of remasters in the recent months. But, unfortunately, things crop up in the development process that can’t be foreseen. And the difficult decision must be made in order to preserve quality – not to mention to meet expectations.
The official Tweet read:
Today we’re announcing that the release date for the game is being moved to Summer 2020. We’ve made the decision to adjust the release date to allow the development team some extra time to make final adjustments to the game to make this the best experience possible.
It’s a move we’ve seen quite a lot this generation, though some studios are still happy to rely on day one patches and the like. But sometimes it’s in everyone’s interest for the clock to be reset – first impressions count, after all. Plus, nobody minds waiting a few extra months for a noticeable jump in performance/appearance.
The problems arise when we’re not informed of any trouble, and splash the cash on a day one buy only to be disappointed by its quality. Then it’s a letdown and a rip-off.
Unfortunately, despite there being five messages posted online, no specific date was given. Therefore, we can only interpret summer 2020 as being around late Q2 or early Q3. But at least it’s not Q4!
Are you sad to read of this delay with the release of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition? Or will it give you the time to find a few extra pennies down the back of your sofa?
Since announcing #FinalFantasy CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition, we’ve read so many positive messages filled with encouragement, and all of us on the team would like to thank you for the support you’ve shown us so far. [1/5] pic.twitter.com/lZQ65lQQoi
— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) December 12, 2019