Can you believe it? We’re now living in the year in which Final Fantasy XV will finally be released. After so many years of disappointment every time we expected news about the game (and its previous incarnation Versus XIII), we can browse the calendar knowing that in one of those rectangles we’ll be able to write “Final Fantasy XV releases today.”
Just take a moment and let it sink.
To celebrate the new year, Director Hajime Tabata posted on Square Enix’s official blog, promising that the team will do everything it can to create an experience that we’ll enjoy and treasure.
You can read the full message below.
“Happy New Year!
We will finally release FFXV this year, in 2016! In development, previous phases required wisdom and strength. However, moving forward the final phase will focus on effort and willpower.
I vow to you all that every member in the team will do their best to the very last possible moment taking responsibility and pride in their craft.
We will do everything we can do to finish FFXV to create an experience we are incredibly proud of and one that you will enjoy and treasure.
The whole FFXV team appreciates all of the support from each and everyone one of you this past year.
I cannot tell you how much it means to all of us.
We’d like to celebrate a wonderful New Year and as we approach the release of FFXV, I’d like to enjoy that moment with you all.
Director of FFXV Hajime Tabata”
Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands of the game. Since when Tabata-san took the helm of the project, he has been delivering in spade. While we wait, you can check out a lovely screenshot below.