‘Final Fantasy XV’: Why The Release Date Delay Is A Good Sign For Fans

Fans are disappointed that Final Fantasy XV is being pushed back until November 29.

If you’ve been following the news in regard to Square Enix and their upcoming RPG adventure Final Fantasy XV, then surely you’re aware of the biggest news to date: the game is being pushed back two months. This comes as a disappointment for many, especially with the game originally set to be released next month. However, it’s potentially a good thing that this has happened.

It’s easy to see that Final Fantasy XV is going to be a huge game. Noctis, the main character, embarks on an epic quest alongside companions who help him every step of the way. There are massive bosses to be felled, chocobos to ride, equipment to make use of, and a beautiful mechanic to interact with. If Square Enix has chosen to delay the game, then there’s reason to believe that releasing it on September 30 would have been a mistake on their part.

Pushing Final Fantasy XV back isn’t a sign that the game isn’t finished. In a report by Geek, we see that there’s a full 60 minutes of gameplay that shows what the game will consist of. The game shows promise with every sequence, the environments are lush in every sense of the word, and the characters are brought to life with realistic expression. This serves to show fans that Square Enix is hard at work on Final Fantasy XV, and they’re delaying the game to wrap up loose ends that may be present.

This isn’t the first time that a game like Final Fantasy XV has been delayed. Titles like No Man’s Sky and Mighty No. 9 come to mind, having been delayed so that the developers could give the fans the best possible product. Fans are understandably frustrated with the news that one of the most anticipated games is being delayed, but the final push to see the end of the road on development will be well worth it.

There’s also the matter of positive distractions being implemented while fans eagerly await the release of Final Fantasy XV. Select theaters will open up for the movie Kingsglaive, a story that is told aside from the game. A report by Gamespot details the reception from critics, stating that the movie has received both positive and negative reviews. It’s speculation on whether or not the movie will be as successful as one would hope based on the reviews, but fans of the Final Fantasy series will be able to dip their toes into the waters of Noctis’ grand adventure and how it will progress.

Ultimately, Final Fantasy XV is still gaining momentum as we close in on the new release date. There will most likely be a patch involved, and it’s almost a given that the overall size of the game will more than justify a delay. Additionally, it gives Square Enix time to consider adding more to give Final Fantasy XV a type of longevity. Titles from this series in the past have been linear at best, presenting players with a straight path to the endgame without leaving much to be desired in the form of sidequests and minigames to entertain themselves with. Based on the fact that we’ll see the inclusion of both of these in Final Fantasy XV, one can almost be certain that Square has a plan to bring the game to its full potential.

How do you feel about the delay of Final Fantasy XV? Do you think that the game will be pushed back again? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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