Square Enix have officially confirmed the two month delay.
Final Fantasy XV has been officially delayed by Square Enix. The next installment in the action RPG saga had been scheduled for a September release, but the publisher confirmed that the game will now be released in November, two months later than planned.
In a statement, the game’s director Hajime Tabata explained that more time was needed to perfect the game, stating “As the director and lead on this project, I wish to personally apologise 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.”
The statement also read that the delay to a November release date would allow the team the chance “to create a level of freedom and realism previously unseen in the series” and that the team needed “a little bit more time to deliver on this vision and are confident that this new release date will help us achieve this.”
In addition, the game’s official YouTube channel posted a further statement and apology from Tabata about the delay.
Final Fantasy XV will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from November 29. Watch Tabata’s statement in full below.
Words by Megan Roxburgh