In a news release today, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XV will be released on November 29th, 2016 instead of the previous stated date of September 30th, 2016.
The game is reportedly being delayed to further polish and go through more quality assurance and testing, wanting to meet their own expectations and those of the fans.
“From the moment we joined this project, our vision was to create a level of freedom and realism previously unseen in the series. Regrettably, we need a little bit more time to deliver on this vision and are confident that this new release date will help us achieve this,” said Hajime Tabata the game director. “As the director and lead of this project, I wish to personally apologize for the additional wait. As a team, we want FINAL FANTASY XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.”
For the full message from Director Tabata, you can see it on the official Final Fantasy XV YouTube page or follow this link: https://youtu.be/Wepgwx_9kto