The pre-load date for the Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS Store digital purchases is earlier than expected. Usually when you pre-order a game digitally on your PS4, you can only pre-load it 48 hours prior to release. However, the Final Fantasy VII Remake pre-load date is April 3 instead of April 8, despite having a release date of April 10.

Considering Final Fantasy VII Remake’s 100GB download size, this is good news for those who have decided to pre-order it digitally. More so for fans in countries where physical product may not be available at launch due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, making the digital version the only way to play on release day.

Furthermore, with Sony throttling PS Store and PSN download speeds, it is possible that the company made this exception to spread the load on its server infrastructure rather than have a lot of users download it at the same time.

Earlier in the week, Square Enix revealed that it has shipped Final Fantasy VII Remake to Europe and Australia “earlier than usual” due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Due to this, fans in these markets may get the game earlier than the official Final Fantasy VII Remake release date of April 10. The company has asked those early players not to post Final Fantasy VII Remake spoilers stating that despite being a remake of the 1997 classic, it has “many surprises for everyone”.

Final Fantasy VII Remake India release date

With a 21-day lockdown in place in India, it’s unlikely that Final Fantasy VII Remake would meet its official release date in the country, let alone have an early release. The Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition is making it here as well. The Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition India price is Rs. 5,699 on specialist retailer Games The Shop which is lower than expected. It is likely priced at Rs. 5,699 and not Rs. 5,999 or higher to be competitive with the digital price on PSN which is Rs. 5,699 for the Digital Deluxe Edition.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition contents

  • A hardback art book featuring stunning concept art.
  • A Mini-Soundtrack CD.
  • Summon Materia DLC allowing players to summon Cactuar in game.
  • Sephiroth Steelbook Case.
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake on PS4

For what it’s worth, we found the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo to be a welcome return to form for Square Enix. Hopefully the full game lives up to what that slice of gameplay had to offer.