It's a double whammy of delays all of a sudden -- Japanese publisher Square Enix has announced that it is delaying Marvel's Avengers to September 2020 on PlayStation 4 along with pushing back Final Fantasy VII Remake by a month. The Crystal Dynamics developed title will now release on 4th September, assumedly just a few months before the PlayStation 5 launches.
In a blog post on the studio's official website, Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg explained why the game has been delayed and what the extra development time will be used for. "When we set out to bring you our vision for Marvel’s Avengers, we committed to delivering an original story-driven campaign, engaging co-op, and compelling content for years to come. To that end, we will spend this additional development time focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve."
It's disappointing news indeed for those looking forward to the loot-based title, but it has to be stressed: What does this mean for Sony's next-gen system? An all-new PS4 title launching potentially two months before the release of the PS5 which will rely on live service updates strikes us as a little bit bizarre.
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