Final Fantasy XV’s long awaited arrival has unfortunately become a little longer, as it is now officially confirmed that the game will be delayed until November 29, 2016.
In a video posted on the Final Fantasy XV YouTube page, Game Director Hajime Tabata confirmed the news that the game will not be making its original release date of September 30.
“Our objective with FFXV was to deliver a FINAL FANTASY of the highest possible quality, to every single person who buys the game,” said Tabata in the video. “We have completed the master version, but when it comes to the highest possible quality, we felt that we had not quite reached this standard yet.”
When he states the master version, Tabata was talking about the version of Final Fantasy XV that officially went gold the other day and were planning to ship on September 30. However, a massive day one patch was in the works, and rather than go ahead with the original date and day one patch, they decided to hold the game off and make sure all that stuff is rolled into the final product.
“A patch is not something that can be applied by all players who have bought the game. It is impossible to provide this patch to everyone who plays without connecting their games machine to the Internet,” said Tabata. “The day one patch has pretty substantial content in it, but to me it feels as though it is still one step away from that truly ultimate quality we are striving for.”
The Final Fantasy team isn’t leaving us in the dust though, as they plan to release a 30 minute video of game play from the master version, and that video will be available sometime tomorrow. Also, for those attending Gamescom this week, the master version will be playable there.