Originally slated for release this September, Square Enix has officially announced that the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XV has been delayed to November 29, 2016. The news comes in the wake of previously reported rumors that the game would have its release date shifted from September 30 to sometime later this year.
According to Square Enix, the new release date will allow its developers 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.”
“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.”
Full comments from Tabata can be seen below in a newly published YouTube video.
The delay affects both Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. A PC version for the title has not yet been confirmed. VR support for FFXV was previously revealed at E3 2016.