Originally on course to arrive on September 30th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, FFXV Game Director Hajime Tabata confirmed the new release date to be November 29, with Square’s official statement revealing that the two-month delay “will allow the development teams time to further polish and conduct quality testing so that the reality of the game can match the expectations of both the fans and the creative teams.”
As Tabata-san notes in the video above, the development team at Square have all but completed the “master version” of Final Fantasy XV, but it was only when the developers shifted attention to the day-one patch – a day-one patch that Tabata believes should be included at launch – that the decision to delay the game was final.
“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. 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.”
Truth be told, it’s been a long and meandering road for Final Fantasy XV. It’s now set to hit PS4 and Xbox One on November 29, but what are your thoughts on this latest development? Indeed, do you think JRPGs are in line for another sales boon in the west? Sound off with your thoughts below!