It’s a sad day for everyone who was waiting for some news about two upcoming games from Square Enix. The publisher has decided to delay two (TWO!) of their highly anticipated games – Marvel’s Avengers and Final Fantasy VII Remake. We hope it’s just a coincidence that both release dates were pushed back for really serious reasons and it’s not some kind of twisted plan to avoid competing with the biggest games coming out this spring.

The initial launch for Marvel’s Avengers was set for May 15th but the developer of the game Crystal Dynamics delayed the release date until September 4th. The game will steer a long way away from Cyberpunk 2077 and will be released much closer to, what we presume will be next-gen console hype period. While we still don’t know for sure, Marvel’s Avengers might just as well be targeted at the next-generation consoles.

In their website Crystal Dynamics gave this explanation:

“To our fans,

At Crystal Dynamics, our ambition has always been to deliver the ultimate Avengers gaming experience. In order to achieve that goal, we have made the difficult decision to move the release date of Marvel’s Avengers to September 4, 2020.

As fans ourselves, it’s an honour and a privilege to work with these legendary characters and we know what these Super Heroes mean to us and True Believers around the world. 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.

The worldwide teams working on Marvel’s Avengers sincerely appreciate the support you’ve shown us. We thrive on your enthusiasm and feedback and we can’t wait to show you more. We apologise for the delay. We’re confident it will be worth the wait.”

As for Final Fantasy VII Remake, the reasons for the delay are similar. The developers talk about polishing. However, in this case, we believe that it’s true since Final Fantasy VII Remake originally was set to be released on March 3rd. Now it’s being delayed by a month and will come out only 6 days prior to the most anticipated game of 2020…

Here’s the official statement: