Posted Mon Aug 15, 2016 at 05:43 AM PDT by Sophia Edwards
Ensuring the game ships in its best possible state.
Having been heavily rumored over the past few days, Square Enix has officially confirmed that 'Final Fantasy XV' will not be hitting its intended September 30th release date, and will instead be released worldwide on November 29th. The reasoning behind this, according to director Hajime Tabata, is that the game is currently completed, but the developers are still working heavily on a large day one patch, but since not everyone can play the game online, they plan on implementing the patch content into the game so that it's in the best possible shape it can be for launch. You can see Tabata's announcement video right here:
In an era where studios are all too comfortable to release a buggy game and then just work on patching it later, this is a genuinely refreshing attitude to take, and I'm genuinely happy about this delay. I'd be content to play the game as is, but wanting to improve the experience for everyone right off the bat is a good call, plus, it's not a terribly big delay. We'll see if it pays off when the game launches on November 29th.
You can find the latest info on 'Final Fantasy XV' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: Square Enix
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