The long, long wait for Final Fantasy XV just got a little longer, as director Hajime Tabata confirmed rumors that the game has been delayed. The new release date is November 29th, almost two months after the previously announced date of September 30th.
“Our objective with Final Fantasy XV was to deliver a Final Fantasy of the highest possible quality to every single person who buys the game,” Tabata says in a video message. “We have completed the master version, but when it comes to that highest possible quality, we felt that we had not quite reached this standard yet.”
After ten years, what’s two more months?
Square Enix has also been working on a day-one patch that would add significant extra content to the master version, but decided to hold back the release of the game itself so that people who play the disc version without connecting their consoles online can still get the same experience.
“I came to think that it might be a mistake just to deliver the master version we have finished to everyone,” Tabata says. “If we were to go ahead and release it, then myself and my team would wind up regretting it.” The final shipping version will contain the content that was planned to be in the patch, “as well as some extra things on top of that.”
So, November 29th. What’s two extra months for a game first announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII over ten years ago?