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Final Fantasy VII remake delayed by over a month

Published: 14/Jan/2020 14:37 Updated: 14/Jan/2020 14:45

by Calum Patterson


Square Enix have announced that the highly anticipated Final Fantasy 7 remake will be delayed by over a month, with a new release date of April 10, 2020.

Initially scheduled for release on March 3, the remake of the classic 1997 FFVII is easily one of the most anticipated new releases coming out this year. It was the third most pre-ordered game at Gamestop after E3 2019.

But, those fans eager for their nostalgia hit, and new fans buying into the hype, will need to extend their hype for a month longer, as developers Square Enix have pushed back the launch date.

Square EnixFans will have to wait a month longer to get their hands on the FFVII remake.

The developers have said in a statement on January 14 that this delay will give them time to apply the final “polish” to the game.

“In order to ensure we deliver a game that is in-line with our vision, and the quality that our fans who have been waiting for deserve,” the statement begins, “we have decided to move the release date to April 10, 2020.”

The statement also includes an apology, for making fans wait “for the game just a little bit longer.”

The FFVII remake will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4, and aims to be a true homage to the original. Developers who worked on the first game have returned for the remake, including the lead character designer, director and producer.

Their full statement can be read below:

“We know that so many of you are looking forward to the release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE and have been waiting patiently to experience what we have been working on. In order to ensure we deliver a game that is in-line with our vision, and the quality that our fans who have been waiting for deserve, we have decided to move the release date to April 10, 2020.

We are making this tough decision in order to give ourselves a few extra weeks to apply final polish to the game and to deliver you with the best possible experience. I, on behalf of the whole team, want to apologize to everyone, as I know this means waiting for the game just a little bit longer.

Thank you for your patience and continued support”

Although fans will be disappointed with the delay, it is certainly preferable to an unfinished product being released before it’s actually ready.

Call of Duty

How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

call of duty companion app
The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.