Remember that big press event Square held where at the end, the big countdown clock rolled through numbers and FF-related symbols like a slot machine, until finally resting on November 30, 2016 before comically “correcting” itself to September 30? It was still broken, just the second time.
Final Fantasy XV has been pushed past Thanksgiving and will now be released November 29. Rumors of this delay were flying around all weekend with no solid confirmation, but we’ve got it now. Director Hajime Tabata offered an apology this morning, both in text form and in person.
“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. 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.”
As for what to do with all that extra time: Take some deep breaths, sip some tea, watch some Darkwing Duck DVDs. Do whatever it takes to relax. We’ve been waiting ten whole years, what’s two more months?