A rumour was making the rounds this weekend that Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 15 would be delayed and it had a fair number of sources backing it. Square Enix have now officially announced the action RPG’s delay to November 29th and released a video with director Hajime Tabata to explain its reasoning for the same.
In a statement from the publisher, it said the new 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.”
Tabata meanwhile asked for fans’ understanding and apologized for the delay. “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 15 to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.”
However, he did note that the master version of the game, which is the final game minus the day one patch is already complete and that a 30 minute gameplay video would be released showcasing it. The desire to take more time and include the day one patch with the game ultimately led to its delay. And hey, we’re all for it if this means Final Fantasy 15 runs smooth and stable.
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