Last Friday, there were rumors that Final Fantasy V is going to be delayed. The game was supposed to be released on September 30 but this rumor said that the game will be released at a later time.
Of course, the rabid fans of the franchise want to disprove this; some of them even calling multiple gaming outlets to make sure that this was just a hoax.
But that was quickly turned down as Square Enix, the developers and publishers of the game, put an end to this rumor by confirming that the game is going to be delayed and will be released during Thanksgiving.
In a recent video that was released explaining things, Hajime Tabata, one of the executives of the company, explained why the game has been further delayed until later this year.
He said that although the base game is already good, there were some areas of the game that needed major improvements.
What was once previously thought as a minor issue that can be addressed with a day one patch was quickly realized to be far more than a day one patch can fix.
It was so severe that the only way for them to address the issue would be to give more time for the developers to fix things up. That is the main reason why the game is delayed.
Even though the game is going to be delayed to a later time, the playable version of the game will be available at the upcoming Gamescom event.
So, if you want to experience what the game has to offer, head on to the Gamescom event as there will be dedicated booths for the game for players to experience firsthand.
Another thing that may appease fans is that Tabata also mentioned that the game will have DLCs and other new game content that will be released in the future. Although he didn’t state anything specific but the fact that the game will have them is a welcome treat.
It is also said that the game will have VR gaming support and with Sony’s Playstation VR headset releasing this October, you can get your hands on them and play the game in a Virtual Reality environment for a more immersive gaming experience.
Because of this confirmed news, a lot of fans of the game were disappointed. They said that they were already patient and that the further delay of the game just adds more stress to them.
For me personally, I really do not mind if the game is going to be delayed. Their reason is legit and I do not want to play a game that is mired with game-breaking bugs.
If the issue is so severe that a day-one patch cannot solve it, then we, as fans, should just wait until the game is fully playable without any hitches.
Final Fantasy XV will now be released on November 29 instead of September 30. Again, this is because of major bug fixes in the game.
Final Fantasy XV will be released for the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One game consoles.