Players often find themselves choosing between titles to buy at certain times, and there are a few things that can influence that choice. Sometimes it’s as simple as whether or not a title grabs the customer’s attention, but some games end up competing for sales on shared release dates. When this happens, many players have to choose which title is worth getting today and which can wait until later. For Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunionchoosing to release later in the year may well contribute to its success.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion was a surprise announcement during the Final Fantasy 7 25th anniversary celebration. After being announced with a tentative release date of Holiday 2022, it was confirmed to be released on December 13, 2022. This may just be the release date to save the game as many thought that Crisis team meeting was due out in an already busy November.
How Crisis Core Reunion dodged the competition
There are so many games coming out in November that many will have to make tough choices about which games to bring home. From a good number of AAA releases to other remakes, November usually sees a good number of releases as companies aim for the holiday rush. This year, every week sees some sort of big release. It starts with Square Enix Harvestelle November 4 and Warhammer 4000: Darktide closes the month on November 30.
The titles that make up this stacked month of November cover all sorts of interests. Action-adventure fans have God of War: Ragnarok around the corner, with sound borders and Skull and bones be released the day before. The following week marks the release of Pokemon first fully open-world adventure with Scarlet and Purple, which surely excited many fans. Almost every gamer has something to look forward to next month, but some may have to pick their favorites in terms of monthly budget. It’s understandable why Crisis team meeting would try to avoid all these new games, as some gamers may overlook a remake for a newer title. crisis core is a rather unique remake, however, in the sense that some fans have waited years for its release.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 reunion is long overdue
Even though the game probably avoided November to have a better chance of a sale, there may be more demand for Meeting than what people would expect at first glance. While one could argue that Final Fantasy fans have seen more than their fair share of remasters and reissues, the original crisis core left without one. It’s a surprise considering CCFF7 is an important piece of the puzzle that is The FF7 Compilation. It tells the story of how Zack and Cloud met and became friends, and it also gives more backstory behind Sephiroth who became an iconic villain in the original game.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 was released for the PSP on September 13, 2007, marking the 10th anniversary of the original Final Fantasy 7. With that in mind, re-releasing the game to mark the series’ 25th anniversary is a good move. Chances are the developers wanted to release CC Meeting in September, but they probably needed more time because they’ve been pretty public about how Meeting is not like all the other remasters.
Competition that Crisis Core: FF7 Reunion has in December
Compared to November, crisis core still has competition, but not as much as it would have. He finds himself in a comfortable position away from the biggest outing of the month, The Calisto Protocol. However, even if callist don’t hinder CCFF7 Reunion sales, there are a few other games that might. Treasures of Dragon Quest releases for Switch on Dec. 9, which might keep a few RPG fans from buying Meeting on the Nintendo console. The FF7 Remake also shares a release date with Raised on lifewho has already been slow to avoid God of the war and Call of Duty in November.
However, Raised on life currently has a mixed reception. Fans are either hungry for a game made by the same person who made rick and mortyor think the game looks boring because of the talking gun players are supposed to use. Raised on life is also an FPS game, so CC Meeting at the very least holds an edge with fans who would be more inclined towards an RPG than a first-person shooter. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion is also available on more platforms than Raised on lifewhich is currently exclusive to Xbox and Game Pass.
At the end of the day, no matter how Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion sells out, it was best to avoid a November release date. It’s better for the FF7 free to face Raised on life rather than being buried between other games, and with regard to the most faithful Final Fantasy fans who had other games coming out at that time, their finances won’t be as stretched.
If there’s anything that can hurt Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion sales is that it comes out just under two weeks before Christmas, meaning there’s a chance it’ll be overlooked by those looking to get their presents for friends and family sooner. Either way, the greatest chance of success that the Meeting remake is with fans wishing they had a chance to play it again since the game left the PSP.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion launches December 13, 2022 on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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