After a number of rumours from various sites, Square Enix has confirmed that the long-gestating Final Fantasy 15 has been pushed back from the original September 30 release to November 29.
Kotaku also claimed to have seen separate marketing materials sporting the revised release date.
Game director Hajime Tabata then confirmed the bad news in a video (below):
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.
Obviously this will be a little disappointing for fans, especially since we’ve waited nearly a decade for Final Fantasy 15 – I’m sure a fair few people had already booked time off to properly get stuck into the adventure.
Waiting two more months isn’t that much in the grand scheme of things of course, and I’m sure this isn’t a decision the team took lightly – let’s just hope this means when the game launches, it’s near flawless (at least on a technical level).
Following the intense outburst of hate after the No Man’s Sky delay, let’s pray that this news is met with a few less death threats.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.