In a somber apology to fans who have been waiting ten years for Final Fantasy XV, Director Hajime Tabata has officially confirmed that the game is delayed until November 29.

Tabata recorded his apology earlier this week when the initial reports began to spread. In the video, he speaks frankly about his desire to not only create the greatest Final Fantasy adventure, but to also create one of the greatest video games.

Although Tabata states that his team had finished work on what was dubbed the “Master” version of the game, he also said that the version didn’t live up to what he believes to be the ultimate experience.

Originally, the finishing touches that are now being put into the main disc were supposed to be a day-one patch that players would download before starting the game. However, not all of the series’ fans around the world have access to the internet, leaving them with a lesser version of the game.

Now with a decade of anticipation built up for the title, both Tabata and Square Enix decided that it would be unfair for players to pay for an incomplete game. Therefore, they decided to officially delay it.

The news puts the game’s release date 2 months after the initial date of September 30, which was revealed at the Final Fantasy XV Uncovered event in March. No word has been given yet as to whether or not this will affect the release of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, however, it is still set to premiere in cinemas on August 19.

In the meantime, fans who pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition will still receive both the game and the film when Final Fantasy XV is released on November 29, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


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