It’s been over two years since Final Fantasy Versus XIII was re-branded, renamed and reintroduced as Final Fantasy XV. We’ve seen a decent helping of the game since then, including a playable demo, but fans have longed for one specific detail: a release date.
In an interview with Gamespot, the game’s director, Hajime Tabata, stated that the game would come out before 2017.
“We can certainly say to people: it’s not going to be 2017. It’s going to be before that.” Tabata said.
“We can certainly say to people: it’s not going to be 2017. It’s going to be before that,”
“I understand why people are feeling that way after coming to Cologne and speaking to a lot of the media,” he added. “We really do get the feeling that people are a bit worried. Certainly, one thing I would like to say to them to reassure them, is that we’ve set down the release date, we know when it is, and we’ve got a complete road map lined up, right up to launch, and we’re proceeding along that as planned.”
Just yesterday, Tabata stated that the game’s development was 65% complete, which led fans to believe that the game was still years away from release.
Tabata confirmed that a further announcement on the game’s release will be made at PAX Prime later this month.