Originally set on a release date of September 30, 2016 with much funfare during the Final Fantasy Uncovered event last March. The delay is set back to “allow the development teams time 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.” according to the report Bandai Namco has sent.
Other Final Fantasy XV releases however are still unchanged (as of the moment) such as, the disc version release of both Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and Brotherhood, Final Fantasy XV. However, the digital version of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is definitely unchanged and will be released on August 30.
To further emphasize the seriousness of this move, Final Fantasy XV Game Director, Hajime Tabata even released a video statement about the change.
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On a personal note, I am happy that they have decided to move the release date to further improve the game’s quality. Since the franchise has yet to really get it’s footing back with flub after flub of Final Fantasy related releases. So with a lot of things on the line for this latest Final Fantasy game, Squeenix really needs a win for the franchise.
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