Having waited ten years for Final Fantasy XV, it’s now official that fans will have to hold out for another two months (as previously rumored).
On Friday, Gamnesia leaked information from a trusted source within GameStop management that the highly anticipated fantasy RPG from Square Enix would be delayed to November 29th (from its original release date of September 30th), according to new promotional materials they received. Gematsu then followed up with an article of their own, stating that the same source that initially told them of the September 30th release date in advance of its announcement confirmed this new rumor to be true.
Despite some skepticism due to many people contacting their local GameStop stores for confirmation and being told the date remained the same, Square Enix has issued a press release officially announcing the new release date for FFXV. Regarding the delay, game director Hajime Tabata is quoted as saying:
“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.”
As of right now, the digital release of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, scheduled for August 30th, remains unaffected. Square Enix will reveal at a later date whether the disc versions of both Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV or Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV will be changed as well.