Since yesterday, there has been a rumor floating around indicating a possible delay of Final Fantasy XV from September 30th to November 29th.
Initially, we opted not to publish them due to the anonymous source, while seeking a clarification from Square Enix, which for the moment we did not receive.
Gamnesia, that also outed the initial rumor, published the image of an alleged pamphlet distributed to GameStop store manager, instructing to modify the original promotional standees with a sticker including the rumored new date. You can find that at the bottom of the post.
Apparently, the stickers are scheduled to be applied on Monday, August 15th, but for the moment we have no way to verify further the accuracy of the rumor or the legitimacy of the pamphlet.
For that reason, we should take this with the traditional pinch of salt, and wait for an official confirmation (or denial) from Square Enix, or simply for Monday to pass uneventfully.
Incidentally, it’s worth mentioning that the three press releases sent about the game yesterday (one for North America, one for Europe from Koch Media, and one for Japan) all still came with the September 30th release date.
On the other hand, we noticed that the lovely World of Wonder trailer that came in yesterday time did not have any release date at all. The latest Final Fantasy XV trailers, including the previous clip belonging to the same World of Wonder series, all came with the September 30th date at the end.
Time will tell, but we should remember that delays only serve the purpose of improving a game. Hajime Tabata’s team has worked extremely hard to bring us the best experience possible, and if they need a couple additional months to polish it, they should definitely take their time.