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Tabata Hinted At Potential Delays As Early As April

Tabata Hinted At Potential Delays As Early As April

Written by Darryl — 13 Aug 2016

Rumours continue to persist that Final Fantasy XV may be delayed, but this is something that Tabata actually hinted at some time ago during April after Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV, albeit not to the degree which is currently rumoured.

When speaking to Famitsu as part of their Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV coverage, Tabata was speaking candidly about the release date for Final Fantasy XV, something which Square Enix has invested quite heavily in.

When asked about the release date of the game, Tabata described the release date as one "we think we can make". He said that "Final Fantasy XV is coming out on the 30th of September, give or take a few days depending on the region."

In a follow-up question, Tabata clarified these comments by saying that "it'd be no problem [releasing on time] at all if we only had to worry about the Japanese release, but as we'll be releasing worldwide, we're having to condense the development process to spend enough time on localisation."

At this stage, when doing the interview, Tabata was clearly only thinking about a brief delay, potentially in certain regions. But it's quite telling the pressure that the team were under to deliver a quality product on time. If the rumour turns out to be true, it will be a shame, but hopefully the final product benefits from it.

Source: Famitsu

Darryl was playing Final Fantasy before he was even born - quite a feat! Often very opinionated on the Final Fantasy franchise, you will often find him musing about small details. Feel free to follow him on Twitter.