Final Fantasy 15 will definitely release in 2016

Final Fantasy XV will definitely launch in 2016, game director Hajime Tabata has told Eurogamer at Gamescom today.

Tabata's comments follow yesterday's Active Time Report livestream which fans criticised for featuring a lack of new info and announcements.

"We looked at the reactions to yesterday's ATR, and we understand that people expected a big information update at Gamescom, and we do understand that we really disappointed people, and we're really regretful about that," Tabata said.

Tabata said the reason ATR was lacking was because Square Enix believed there would be many gamers looking at the game who were new to the series.

"There was a big gap between our perceptions of what people should be doing and what people expected. And we realised that very quickly after the reaction!" he explained.

To help appease fan discontent, Tabata said he did have something to say regarding the game's release date.

"We really wanted to say something else, so we've got something we'd like to say - you won't be waiting until 2017. We want to get that across. We want to reassure people that we are going to get it out."


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