Final Fantasy XV release date moved to November 2016

Written by: Stef Atega

Games | Aug 16, 2016

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Looks like Final Fantasy fans will have to wait a bit longer because Square Enix announced yesterday that the global release date for Final Fantasy XV will be moved to November 29, 2016. Initially slated for a September 30, 2016 release, Final Fantasy XV is supposed to be Square Enix's most ambitious of the FF series yet.

According to the press release, the development teams will be allowed more time to polish and improve the quality of the game. Let's just hope that with these delays, FFXV will stand out and exceed fans' expectations when the actual release date comes.

Game director Hajime Tabata explained that they have already completed the master version of the game. Although they are confident that this version would already satisfy the fans, they felt that they have not reached the highest possible quality of the game yet.

"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," he said.

 "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."

Listen to the full version of Tabata's message below.


In the meantime, we can all look forward to the premiere of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV on August 30, a prequel movie to FFXV starring the voices of Aaron Paul, Sean Bean and Lena Headey.


About the author: Stef Atega

GameGulp's current overlord. Stef is obsessed with cats and anything horror. She also likes shounen anime and Japanese food but refuses to be called a "weeaboo". She believes in the power of indie games.


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