Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XV‘s release date has been moved to November.
With a little more than a month until Final Fantasy XV‘s original release date, Square has made the decision to delay the game until November 29th, 2016. Final Fantasy XV‘s director, Hajime Tabata, has issued out an official video explaining the delay. The official statement can be seen below.
“Our objective with FFXV was to deliver a Final Fantasy of the highest possible quality, to every single person who buys the game. We have completed the master version, but when it comes to that highest possible quality, we felt that we had not quite reached this standard yet.” Says Tabata. “I am very sorry, but I must ask for just a little more time to polish our game up some more.”
Some of these fixes were originally going to be introduced in a day-one patch. Unfortunately, these changes that were going to be introduced, would have been made unavailable to those without an internet connection, which reduces their experience with the game. As such, the team behind Final Fantasy XV would have regretted releasing the game in an unfinished state.
Luckily, the game will still be playable at Gamescom this weekend. Fans who are attending the event will be among the first to play the start of Final Fantasy XV. Gamescom will be taking place in Cologne, Germany, from August 18th through August 21st.
Final Fantasy XV will be available on November 29th, 2016.