Director Hajime Tabata, the mastermind behind Square Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy XV
, has hit fans with some very sad but understandable news today. In a newly released video Tabata delivered an important but heart-breaking message about the game and announced that the September 30th release is no more.
Despite finishing the "master version" of the game, the team are not entirely satisfied with the "finished" product. Tabata has decided to delay the game a couple of months so that the necessary polish can be given to the game and then added to the master version in the form of a patch. However, with Tabata not wanting offline players to not be left out of polished experience, the patch will need to be available on the disc before the game releases.
Have a watch of the video as Tabata explains further. You will need to enable subtitles if you don't speak fluent Japanese:
The promised video of the master version releases tomorrow if all goes according to plan so we'll be sure to bring this to you as soon as we can. This version of the game will also be playable at the upcoming Gamescom event so be sure to check it out and let us know what you think if you're attending the event.Final Fantasy XV
, with its game-improving patch and some unspecified "extras" will now be releasing on the Xbox One on November 29th 2016.
The release date for the disc versions of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
and Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV
could also change but Square Enix state they will notify whether these dates will change or not "at a later time". The release date for the digital version of Kingsglaive
remains on course for August 30th.