Today Square Enix held an Active Time Report broadcast from the new Square Enix Cafe in Akihabara, Tokyo, and Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata missed the beginning of the broadcast.
The reason for that isn’t that he was stuck in traffic, but the fact that he was back at the office supervising a particularly important phase for the finalization of Final Fantasy XV.
He explained that today the game is entering the “data lock” phase. This isn’t exactly what we call going gold, but a preliminary phase in which no more changes are made to the game’s disk data unless really serious problems are found.
In the following month or so Final Fantasy XV will be tested by Sony and Microsoft for certification, ahead of its release on November 29th.