Square Enix has announced a Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster delay. The upcoming remaster was originally intended to launch before the end of 2021, but it's now arriving in early 2022 instead, with the publisher saying the game needs "final polish" before it's ready.
What's the reason for this Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster delay?
The delay to the Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster release date was announced via Twitter. In a tweet, Square Enix says that in order to deliver the optimal experience, Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster needs "final polish" while the studio is "finishing development" on the game. As such, you won't be able to get your hands on the final game in the Pixel Remaster series of classic Final Fantasy games until early next year.
If, however, you've already bought FFVI Pixel Remaster on Steam, or you've bought the bundle that includes all six games, you'll be getting some extra goodies as compensation. Five pre-purchase Timelapse musical remixes have been added to the bonus list. These remixes begin with the original OST version of a song from the game, then gradually transition into the reworked version so you can appreciate all the differences. In addition, you'll also get two FFVI-specific wallpapers and two Pixel Remaster series wallpapers as well. You'll get these bonuses if you pre-order the game right now, too.
When is the new Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster release date?
Unfortunately, we only have a vague release window for Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster right now. We know the game is due to arrive in February next year, but beyond that, we don't have a more specific date. We'll have to wait and see what Square Enix announces closer to the time, but in the meantime, you can wishlist FFVI Pixel Remaster on Steam. You can also still buy the bundle containing all of the Pixel Remaster games (although obviously, FFVI isn't available just yet).
It's a good time to be a Final Fantasy fan, especially if you're a PC gamer. Driven by hype around recent expansion Endwalker, MMO Final Fantasy XIV recently reached 25 million players. High demand has forced Square Enix to temporarily remove the game from sale while they figure out how to manage lengthy login queues. Elsewhere, you can now pick up Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade on PC via the Epic Games Store, and if you picked FFVII Remake up via PS Plus earlier this year, you'll soon be entitled to a free PS5 upgrade. Suffice it to say that Final Fantasy fans are quids in right now. Cue the Victory Fanfare.
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