Over the weekend, rumors began to circulate over the Internet regarding the release date of Final Fantasy XV, the long awaited RPG by Square-Enix. Gamestop employees posted pictures of 11.29.16 labels they were instructed to place over the recently announced 09.30.16 date on in-store displays.
I've been patiently awaiting Final Fantasy XV since I first saw the trailer way back in 2006, but I didn't want to believe the rumors... Until today, when Director Hajime Tabata announced the rumors were true. Final Fantasy XV has been delayed despite the huge announcement being made for the September release.
In a YouTube video (see below (close captioned for English)), Tabata revealed the game is in fact complete, and a 30 minute gameplay video will be released tomorrow. Despite this, the game would need a Day One patch in order to bring the highest quality to everyone buying the game. Since not everyone can connect to the internet, Tabata made the decision to hold back the release date to insure the patch isn't needed.
Personally, I have to give both Square-Enix and Tabata a massive thumbs up for posting this video. For one, they didn't have to say anything, so thank you for respecting your fans and being transparent. Secondly, it's pretty awesome to hear from the game director that he wants to ensure his product is the best it can be for everyone, not just those who can internet.
Hey fans, we've been waiting for over a decade for this game. Some of us were mere children when you first heard about it. Another couple months won't kill us.
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