Square Enix's latest version of Final Fantasy VII for PC is likely the closest thing to a remake that's we're ever going to see, so it's no wonder that plenty of fans jumped on the chance to start playing over the weekend, when the game appeared to have been released early.

But anyone who bought it found themselves out $12 and with nothing to show for it, since problems on Square Enix's end prevented the accidentally-released copies from working.

Now the company has told Kotaku that they're apologizing by giving those customers refunds and codes to download the game once it's actually released. Here's the 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."

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