It was rumored over the weekend that the long awaited Final Fantasy XV would be pushed from its initial release next month to late November. While there was no official confirmation, all signs began to start pointing to it being true when leaked images of promotional modifications began rolling in.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly the case as Square Enix has announced today that the new release date will be in fact November 29. Hajime Tabata, Final Fantasy XV’s director, explained in a video that, while his team originally wrapped up work on the master version of the game, basically a version that is ready to be printed onto discs, to deliver the highest quality game at launch, they will be delaying it by two months in order to implement a “day one patch” (or in this case, just add additional polish to an unfinished game).
“From the moment we joined this project, our vision was to create a level of freedom and realism previously unseen in the series. Regrettably, we need a little bit more time to deliver on this vision and are confident that this new release date will help us achieve this,” said Hajime Tabata the game director. “As the director and lead of this project, I wish to personally apologize for the additional wait. As a team, we want FINAL FANTASY XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.”
It’s unfortunate this had to occur, but so long as they game is ultimately better for this delay, it’s probably for the best. Plus, September and October are already overcrowded as it is. Final Fantasy XV will be available November 29 for PS4 and Xbox One.