Asked by GameSpot at gamescom 2015 what’s happened in the year since he took over Final Fantasy XV from Tetsuya Nomura, Tabata replied:
This may be something that we are 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. 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.
Another big 2016 title, Street Fighter V, will also release at the same time in all regions.
Do you think the simultaneous worldwide release for Final Fantasy XV will lead to any delays?