Final Fantasy is the long-running JRPG series with multiple spin-offs that most fans of the genre know and love. It’s had its hits and misses with groundbreaking titles such as Final Fantasy VII and IX and underwhelming disappointments such as Final Fantasy XIII, a game that essentially plays itself. In 2006, one of the biggest games of all time began its development cycle under the renowned genius Tetsuya Nomura. This was the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XV, a game that was supposed to be a PS3-exclusive title and still has yet to be released. In 2012, it was declared that Final Fantasy XV would be the next game in the main series and would be released on the Eighth Generation of consoles. The director stepped down and the project was spearheaded by Hajime Tabata from that point forward.
We’ve seen lots of footage over this long period of time and during a massive press conference, Square Enix was excited to announce that their masterpiece would finally finish development and would be ready for the whole world to experience on PS4 and Xbox One on September 30th, 2016.
However, on August 15th,2016 the game was delayed once again. Players have been extremely disappointed and dissatisfied and the game’s release has been delayed by an entire month and is now set to release on November 29th, 2016. Following this unrest, the game’s director Hajime Tabata released a sincere message stating that the game was delayed solely for the purpose of making sure it had a stable and smooth release so that it was ready to play the way it’s meant to be played out of the box and players would not need to rely on a day one patch, especially those who do not have suitable internet connections to download a patch for a game that’s this massive.
We’ve seen so many exciting details for Final Fantasy XV and it’s sure to be a game the likes of which we’ve never seen before. The combat looks refreshing and beautiful, the overall environments and open world look phenomenal and Square Enix has gone all out to emphasize upon depth and variety within the game’s overworld. We’ve got our fingers crossed that the game will no longer face delays and that the game’s development cycle will finally come to an end after ten long years.