Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Amazon will no longer ship non-essential goods to their warehouses. This sadly means that many who have pre-ordered upcoming video games through the retailer are now receiving emails stating that their physical versions may be getting delayed shipping, and yes, this applies to Final Fantasy 7 Remake as well.
The statement issued by Amazon earlier today reads as followed:
We are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and its impact on our customers, selling partners, and employees.
We are seeing increased online shopping, and as a result some products such as household staples and medical supplies are out of stock. With this in mind, we are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so that we can more quickly receive, restock, and deliver these products to customers.
For products other than these, we have temporarily disabled shipment creation. We are taking a similar approach with retail vendors.
This will be in effect today through April 5, 2020, and we will let you know once we resume regular operations. Shipments created before today will be received at fulfillment centers.
Despite Final Fantasy 7 Remake releasing on the 10th of April, warehouses as of yet have not received any copies, which in turn is affecting the release date for users who pre-ordered there. In the images obtained by us from readers, there is no longer guaranteed shipping for April 10, but now instead of a pending estimated delivery date.
Do mind that the title isn’t delayed altogether as you will still be able to pick it up from the digital storefront and possibly from local retailers. Amazon also stated this will last until April 4th, though that is subject to change depending on where we are at with the Coronavirus next month. Also, game releases within the next two weeks (Doom Eternal and a few others) most likely won’t be affected as they are already sitting in the warehouses.