Over the weekend, the PC re-release of Final Fantasy VII accidentally went live. Players who bought the game found themselves unable to actually play it.
To apologise for the mistake, Square Enix is offering refunds and free copies of the game to anyone who bought it early.
When asked for comment by Kotaku, Square Enix sent over the following statement:
This weekend, our teams were testing the product website for the upcoming relaunch of Final Fantasy VII on PC. While the website was being tested in its live state, a small number of people were able to purchase a pre-release build of the game. For those customers, Square Enix will be offering full refunds for the purchases and for their inconvenience, a free version of the classic FINAL FANTASY VII on PC when it is launched.
We want to thank our community for their continued support and excitement regarding the upcoming rerelease of FINAL FANTASY VII. We will have more information to share about the launch of this anticipated title shortly.