Final Fantasy XV release date delayed by two months to Nov. 29

Square Enix has confirmed that the release date of its next major RPG, Final Fantasy XV, has been delayed for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game, originally scheduled to release on September 30, will have its launch pushed back two months to November 29.

In a press release, Square Enix stated the two-month delay will allow Final Fantasy XV to receive "further polish and conduct quality testing" so it can match the heavy expectations of both the game's development team as well as its many fans.

"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."

In a YouTube video, Tabata offers some more info, stating that while the master version of Final Fantasy XV has been completed, the original plan was to release a "day one" patch for the game that would have added more content. However, the team decided to simply delay the release of the game and offer a version on the disc that will have all of the game's content, including the day one patch. He also suggested that the game may be receiving additional content after the initial launch.

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John Callaham
  • I'm happy as long as the game is as amazing as I hope it will be, whether this is true (could be that they are wanting to alter release closer to Christmas to ensure maximum profit) matters little as I want then to be successful anyway, regards, a rational superfan
  • Sorry but I have to say it. How "final" is something that had (so far) fourteen sequels?
  • At first it was supposed to be the final game before the company shuts down many years ago. And here we are 14 games after
  • Actually there were only few sequels'. Ff x-2, FFXIII-2, Lighting returns XIII, FF VII dirge of cerberus and FFIV after years. We could also include Nds FFXII revenant wings.
  • And several spinoffs such as Crystal Chronicles :P
  • How many destinations did those poor kids travel to in the final destination series? (It's just a title of a made up story)
  • good now they can fix that boss fight they couldn't beat at e3
  • cool, so now all the DLC that was going to be released in that two months will be able to be included for free.
  • Another delay?? Damn! Been waiting for years for this.
  • This is not the kind of news I like seeing first thing Monday morning, but we've already been waiting over ten years for this one so another two months is a drop in the bucket.
  • To hell with 15 whens the 7 remake coming Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Must be pretty embarassing to delay this after making such a big deal about their September release reveal event...