For many Final Fantasy XV is the game release of the year, but we’ll have to wait a little longer for the RPG to hit shelves now. A delay on the game that’s been anticipated for the past ten years, means it’s now pushed back from September 30th to November 29th. While that is bad news for the fans, Square Enix explained that the new date will allow the team to further polish and test the quality of the game, until it’s up to the high standards of the studio and the players.
Though none of us want the game rushed out before it’s ready, director Hajime Tabata followed this announcement with an apologetic video for fans. He also elaborates on the studio’s decision, and you can get clued up on the details by watching the video below with closed caption subtitles.
On the brighter side, Square Enix are now streaming 53 minutes of gameplay from Final Fantasy XV. The video below features English dialogue and subtitles.
To further soothe the wound, IGN are previewing the first 12 minutes of the Final Fantasy XV film Kingsglaive, produced by Tabata, and directed by Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children co-director and co-producer Takeshi Nozue. Having opened in Japan on July 9th, the film will open in select cinemas in North America on August 19th, followed by a digital release on August 30th via PlayStation Video and other outlets.
The film was scheduled to ship on Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th, the same day as the game. But now the game has been delayed, the Blu-ray release has also been set back to an unspecified date. No release details are yet available for Europe, but a Change.org petition has been set up to express interest in a European theatrical release.