Following a number of reports, Square Enix have confirmed that Final Fantasy XV won’t be hitting out screens until November 29th, pushing back the game’s release date by almost two months.
The decision was made in order to allow the title’s developers more time to test and polish the game ahead of its initial release, to ensure that fans of the series receive the best possible experience from the off. Development of the title is complete, but upon beginning work on an initial patch, game director Hajime Tabata felt that it would be unfair to release the game as is.
Speaking via a YouTube video, Tabata stated: “As the director and lead of this project, I wish to personally apologise 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.”
The decision to postpone hasn’t gone down well with fans of the franchise, who spent the whole weekend, prior to Tabata’s official announcement, trying to disprove the rumours, despite evidence from reputable sources such as GameStop and Kotaku.
While unhappy now, fans will undoubtedly be happy to receive a polish, bug free addition to the FF franchise come November.