If you’d booked September 30th off work to get in some quality Final Fantasy XV binge time then you might want to re-schedule, because the game’s just been delayed by two months.
Rumors broke about a delay over the weekend, as the usual mysterious “sources” claimed that publisher Square Enix had told GameStop management about the delay, and was busy readying new promo materials.
Square was pretty quick to make it official though, and today director Hajime Tabata released a video confirming and explaining the decision to delay the release to November 29th. In brief, it’s because he hates day one patches about as much as you probably do, and the extra 2 months are to make sure they can get a complete, final version included on the disc, rather than patching in a load of bug fixes and improvements on release day.
“As the director and lead of this project, I wish to personally apologise for the additional wait,” Tabata said. “As a team, we want Final Fantasy 15 to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.”
The silver lining here is that it clears up the weekend of September 30th for the Netflix release of Luke Cage, saving you from agonising decisions about exactly how to spend your nerdy weekend locked inside in the dark, shunning the outside world and repeatedly reassuring yourself that you are making good life choices, you are, this is what a balanced and fulfilled life looks like in 2016 and they just don’t even know.