Early this morning, Square Enix released a press release and a video from FFXV Director, Hajime Tabata, in which he addressed the rumors regarding the delay of Final Fantasy XV. (You may have to toggle the Closed Captions/Subtitles in the video, for those of you who don’t speak Japanese).
While the delay is disappointing, I can definitely understand the reasoning behind it.
If you skipped the video, basically the master copy of the game has recently been completed, however there are some things that need to be added in, that were originally planned to be a Day 1 update. Tabata and his team decided they would rather not force gamers to have to download that patch, so the delay is to allow them to incorporate those updates into the final master (disc copy) so you can just play right away.
I for one, personally do not like Day 1 Patches/Updates. I like to just be able to pop in the disc, and start playing, without having to wait for updates to download and install.
It’s nice that Tabata and his team are taking that into consideration, for gamers who either don’t have their console connected to the internet, or have slow download speeds, but who want to play the game as soon as possible once it’s released.
According to the press release from Square Enix, there is no word yet, on whether the release date for the disc version of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV, will be changed.