Final Fantasy XV global launch delayed to November 29th

Posted on August 15, 2016

In order to deliver the iconic Final Fantasy experience to audiences around the world, Square Enix today announced that the global release date for Final Fantasy XV will be November 29, 2016. This new date 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.

“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.”

I know your pain, I feel it too, however delayed launches are almost always a good thing, and 2 months is a lot of time to apply some finishing touches. We’ve waited over 10 years since the last decent open world title from the Final Fantasy series (I’m talking about XII of course), and I for one can handle a little bit more of a wait before the inevitable social withdrawal.