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Tetsuya Nomura will reconsider simultaneous worldwide releases going forward

Tetsuya Nomura will reconsider simultaneous worldwide releases going forward

Written by Brayden — 24 Jan 2019

Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the Final Fantasy VII Remake has stated in an interview with Famitsu that due to copies of his latest game (Kingdom Hearts III) leaking ahead of release he now feels that the risks for a simultaneous worldwide release are high.

Nomura continued by saying "for any games that I work on henceforth, currently I cannot help but reconsider a simultaneous worldwide release for at the very least the retail package version."

Final Fantasy VII Remake is of course Nomura's next game and will be released in multiple parts. So there appears to be the possibility that it will be released digitally first outside of Japan or have its release outside of Japan delayed all together.

Square Enix as a whole has also been embracing digital ahead of physical in more recent years with many titles and ports being available digitally only. There has also been physical editions exclusive to regions (eg. World of Final Fantasy Maxima in North America) or store exclusive.

Source: Kotaku