Final Fantasy XV, the latest game in Square Enix’s cornerstone franchise, will receive an official release date later this month during a conference titled Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV, which will take place on March 30. But sources close to Square Enix have jumped the gun and let the game’s release date slip a bit ahead of schedule.
According to Gematsu, mutiple sources have confirmed that the long-awaited JRPG will be released on September 30, 2016, six months after the Uncovered conference.
The sigh of relief is almost audible worldwide now that FFXV has an almost official release date. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the game’s release ever since it began development as a PS3 exclusive, then titled Final Fantasy Versus XIII. FFXV has undergone major plot, gameplay, and graphical changes to become what it is today, thus fans and Square Enix alike have high hopes in regards to the game’s impact and performance.
FFXV Director, Hajime Tabata, even went so far as to say that he hopes the ending of the game is emotional and moving enough to leave players in tears, and that FFXV will have the same effect on video games that Final Fantasy VII, one of the best in the series, did back in 1997. That is a lofty goal that, if met, would certainly cement FFXV’s place as one of the best games in a very long time.
Final Fantasy XV will be released for PS4 and Xbox One consoles, with rumours of a PC release also taking shape.
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