Sometimes the rumors buzzing around the internet turn out to be true. The whispers of a delay for Final Fantasy XV have been floating around the digital space for a few days now, and they appear to be correct. The launch of Final Fantasy XV has been moved from September 30 to November 29.
The rumors gained steam over the weekend when a source within GameStop management tipped off Gamnesia that “promotional materials with the new date have arrived at some GameStop stores with instructions that they are not to be put up until after Sunday, August 14th, so an official announcement could be coming then.”
Early this morning Square Enix confirmed the inevitable – The delay is official.
Square Enix claims that this “will allow the development teams time to further polish and conduct quality testing so that the reality of the game can match the expectations of both the fans and the creative teams.”
The games director, Hajime Tabata, even went so far as to apologize to the fans for the delay by saying “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.”
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