After more than ten years since gamers were first introduced to the title (Back when it was known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII), Square Enix was finally set to release Final Fantasy XV on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from September 30th 2016. Unfortunately that wait has been extended a month and a half from launch. The company have now confirmed that Final Fantasy XV will be available globally on both platforms as of November 29th 2016.
The reasoning behind this delay is supposedly to “allow the development teams time to further polish and conduct quality testing”. They claim this is so “that the reality of the game can match the expectations of both the fans and the creative teams”
Director Hajime Tabata had this to add on 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 XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.
Will the wait be worth it? I suppose we will find out in November…