If you pre-ordered the Final Fantasy 7 remake (opens in new tab) through Amazon, you might want to check on your order's shipping status. A new policy at the online retail giant says essential orders like household and medical supplies are being prioritized over non-essentials, like video games.
"We are seeing increased online shopping, and as a result some products such as household staples and medical supplies are out of stock," reads an email from Amazon (via Business Insider (opens in new tab)). "With this in mind, we are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so that we can more quickly receive, restock, and deliver these products to customers."
A number of Twitter users expecting their pre-orders to arrive near the current April 10 release date noticed their orders reflected a "new estimated delivery date" which was "not yet available." Emails were also sent out notifying that the Final Fantasy 7 remake's release date had "changed," without providing a new date. Notably, the issue seems to be affecting Final Fantasy 7 remake deluxe edition pre-orders more than standard edition pre-orders.
This is for Final Fantasy 7 Remake.....😑 I had a feeling this would happen but I'm still pissed 😤 pic.twitter.com/9w00XyVjfSMarch 18, 2020
If the final fantasy 7 remake gets delayed again I’m going to absolutely lose my shit pic.twitter.com/tR5CZd7njVMarch 18, 2020
Anyone else getting this? https://t.co/FCu4q2bUy3March 18, 2020
The new policy at Amazon was enacted in response to supply shortages of essentials, as the coronavirus pandemic has consumers spending more time at home and online shopping for supplies. Video game release dates have so far been fairly resilient to the spread of coronavirus, and CD Projekt Red says they don't expect Cyberpunk 2077 to be delayed (opens in new tab) any further. However, movie and TV release dates (opens in new tab) have not fared as well, with the Black Widow movie being the most recent high-profile project to be put on hold (opens in new tab).
If your Amazon pre-order is being delayed, here are 10 games like Final Fantasy (opens in new tab) to hold you over until you get your Final Fantasy 7 remake copy.