Earlier today developers Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles has been delayed from its original release date of January 23, 2020, into summer 2020.
Alongside the delay Square Enix gave an official statement, thanking fans for their encouraging words of support so far that have really helped them along the road to getting this game to where it is today.
The statement went on to describe how this delay is necessary in order to give the developers enough time to work on the game and deliver an experience that they’re happy for players to enjoy. While this gives the impression that the game wasn’t as near to completion as it should have been, the situation may not be that dire.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices. One of the key selling points of the game is the ability to play with three other friends online, but there’s a bit more to it than just that. Square Enix has stated that players will be able to take their saves across to any platform they want to play on, allowing them to play with friends on any device.
This cross-save feature might be what has caused the game’s delay, since it’s arguably the most complicated part of the game’s development. With so little time left between now and the original release date, this is clearly a decision that Square Enix has had to make as a result of conversations with developers.
Square Enix has asked fans to be patient while the developers finish their work on the game. They expect the release window of the game to now be at some point in summer 2020, but without a firm release date there’s no telling exactly when in the year the game will see the light of day.
In Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition players will take on the role of characters who travel with a caravan gathering mystical fuel for the crystals that protect the world’s settlements from the threatening force of miasma.