Though rumored for the last few days, it’s been confirmed at GamesCon that Final Fantasy XV has been pushed back to November 29th, a near perfect two month delay.
According to Square Enix in a statement, the delay is meant “to create a level of freedom and realism previously unseen in the series” and that they need “a little bit more time to deliver on this vision and are confident that this new release date will help us achieve this.”
Further adding to the statement is Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata:
“As the director and lead of this project, I wish to personally apologize for the additional wait,” he added. “As a team, we want Final Fantasy XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.”
This will no doubt be a blow to both Square Enix and Final Fantasy fans, we’ll have to see what happens next for the long anticipated game.