Rumours swirling this weekend suggest that Final Fantasy XV, scheduled to be released next month on September 30, has been delayed by two months to November 30, 2016.
While September is already loaded with a slew of releases, Dragon Quest VII, Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse, or Destiny: Rise of Iron; current reports are suggesting it is indeed now delayed by two months for extra shine and polish before getting in eager gamer hands.
Gamestop management has reported to sources like Gematsu and Kotaku about the reported delay and stores have even begun getting the new promotional material with the new associated date to cover up the September release date.
Hopefully we will learn more this week. It’s been ten years, what’s a few months to get it right?
EDIT – August 15:
Well, it’s been confirmed. The game will now release on November 29, allowing the team dedicated to Final Fantasy XV to make it “the best game possible.”
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 release 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.”