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Final Fantasy XV Game Delayed to November 29

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Director explains delay is to create new Master Version so game won't need day-one patch

The official YouTube channel for Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game posted a video message on Monday from director Hajime Tabata announcing that Square Enix is delaying the game from September 30 to November 29. (Note: the video below has an English-subtitle option.)

Tabata mentioned that his team finished the game's Master Version the other day. Square Enix will additionally release an approximately 30-minute video on August 16 featuring the English edition of the Master Version of the game. The video will be playable at Gamescom, and will be from the very start of the game.

Tabata explained, "Our objective with [Final Fantasy XV] was to deliver a Final Fantasy of the highest possible quality, to every single person who buys the game. We have completed the Master Version, but when it comes to that highest possible quality, we felt that we had not quite reached this standard yet." Tabata added that his team is creating a day-one patch for the game, but stated he knows not everyone can access this patch since it requires an Internet connection. He decided therefore that "it might be a mistake just to deliver the Master Version we have finished to everyone," and said he and his team would "wind up regretting it" releasing the game with the current Master Version.

The physical version of the game that will go on sale worldwide on November 29 will feature everything that was scheduled to be included in the day-one patch, "as well as some extra things on top of that." Tabata said that for those who do have an Internet connection, he is "thinking about bringing ... even further patches and DLC in the future."

Square Enix had announced on Thursday that the game will have six DLC available, and those who purchase the digital premium edition of the game that comes with a Season Pass for all six DLC will also get other extras. The extras differ depending on the console.

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