After a few days of rumors, Square Enix has officially delayed the release of Final Fantasy XV. The title, which has undergone an extensive development cycle at this point, will be the next installment in the popular Final Fantasy game series. In a statement released today, Square Enix did confirm the new release date, which will be November 29, 2016. The company also stated that the new release date will allow the development teams more time to “further polish and conduct quality testing,”
“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.”
As of right now, the release dates for the disc version of both KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV (shown above) and BROTHERHOOD FINAL FANTASY XV have not been changed, but they could be pushed back as well to coincide with the new Final Fantasy XV launch. Square Enix has not confirmed the release date for that material, but will be releasing a statement on a release window at a later date.
FINAL FANTASY XV is the highly anticipated action roleplaying game (RPG) and 15th mainline entry in the iconic FINAL FANTASY franchise. Set in an enthralling world where fantasy meets reality, players will join Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades on an epic journey of brotherhood, love and despair as they unravel Noctis’s destiny and take up arms against the warmongering empire, Niflheim. With a new cast of characters, breathtaking visuals, open world exploration and action-packed real time combat, FINAL FANTASY XV is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY experience for fans and newcomers to the series.
The game will launch for PS4 and Xbox One this November, but the delay will give fans more time to save up for those special editions when the game launches.