The upcoming video game Final Fantasy XV has been long awaited, even when it was originally known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII way back in 2006. In 2013, the game was renamed to the name it has today to much hype. During Gamescom last week, game director Hajime Tabata shared a bit about what is taking the game so long and what work needs to be done.
“This may be something that we are [a] little bit embarrassed to talk about, but really, this is the first time that we’ve done a packaged, standalone Final Fantasy game with a simultaneous global launch, so we didn’t have the setup to deal with that, really.” [source]
“The first thing we had to do was rearrange our internal structure to create something that could do that. That was the first important work on the project.” [source]
It sounds like Square Enix is taking big steps to make sure that the game is polished and finished before releasing it to the world. The last main series Final Fantasy title was Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, which was released in Japan in November 2013 and in the other regions in February 2014. Tabata confirmed with Gamespot that the company plans to release the game sometime in 2016. A playable demo for the game, titled Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae- was bundled with the collector’s edition of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD which was released back in March for the PS4 and Xbox One.
You can check out the Final Fantasy XV – Dawn Trailer that was shown at Gamescom below.Tweet