Turns out the rumors are true: Final Fantasy XV has indeed been delayed. In a press release sent out by Square Enix today, the company announced that the dev team needed more time to polish up the game, and it has thus been pushed back from its previously confirmed September 30 release date.
‘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.”’
Game director Hajime Tabata also gives his full comments regarding the game’s delay, and you can check out the video below.
Square Enix also mentioned that they will notify at a later date whether the release dates for the disc versions of Kingsglaive and Brotherhood will be changed too. For now, the digital version of Kingsglaive will still be released on August 30.
Well, Final Fantasy XV will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 29.