This past weekend, we reported on a rumor that the release date for Final Fantasy XV would be pushed back from September 30th to November 29th.
Today, that rumor proved to be true as Square Enix made their official announcement alongside a video from Tabata-san.
“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,” said Hajime Tabata the game director. “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.”
The main reason for the delay is to include all of the fixes that would be included in a day one patch on the disc itself so that players without an internet connection will be able to enjoy the game right out of the box.
Square Enix will announce any possible changes to the Kingsglaive and Brotherhood physical release dates at another time. The August 30th release date for Kingsglaive remains unchanged however.