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Now Loading...Final Fantasy XV Delayed Again - Your Reaction?
On the surface, another
FFXV delay doesn't look like a big deal. It's been 10 years so what's two more months, right?
If you look deeper though, almost every major fall release is dropping in that two-month window. People are going to have invested their time and money into the likes of
Call of Duty, Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, World of Final Fantasy, Watch Dogs 2, Skyrim Remastered, Rise of the Tomb Raider, oh, and PlayStation VR.
This massive change in the gaming landscape will likely have a negative impact on
FFXV commercially and possibly critically.
The only saving grace for
FFXV could be that the fall is still light on RPGs. Only time will tell.
That doesn't surprise me at all. A delay like this can mean a couple of things. It can mean a lack of confidence by the publisher, but it can also mean the developer simply wants to ensure they are releasing a product that meets a certain quality level. I hope we're seeing the latter rather than the former.
However, releasing in September would've been better for Square Enix, because there wouldn't have been as much competition in the market. Now, releasing after or at the same time as other major titles, it'll be harder to make an impact. Based on fan reaction, though, it seems the
Final Fantasy series is still a heavyweight, and so ultimately it doesn't really matter when this game releases. What's one extra month after waiting all this time, anyway? I say take the extra month and play through some other Final Fantasy games to get yourself psyched!
All I'm going to say is don't announce/reveal games until close to release. I can see why people get a bit annoyed. You look forward to something and then bam...delayed. But that said, it's not the end of the world. I'm not shocked and it doesn't bother me. People will forget a delay but they won't forget a bad game. Throwing a hissy fit and canceling preorders (a practice I'm against anyway) is silly. And what's even sillier is the
FFXV event they held just to announce a release date haha!
Surprising? No. I think that it's because of the sheer weight of expectation that comes with a ten-year development cycle that Square pushed it. The whole Uncovered event shows that they have all hands on deck for
FFXV -- not to mention the animated series and CGI film -- and the idea that it could have arrived broken almost doesn't bear thinking about for the studio's sake.
It's just disappointing that it has now fallen out of that September window. It could have really benefited from landing in that relatively quiet corridor in the vein of
Destiny and MGS V.
If the game isn't ready, it isn't ready. Either they force the team to meet the release date and we get a broken, messy product, or we get a delay, where they can fix any issues, smooth out the experience, and release something to be proud of. I'm not one to jump to the assumption that the delay is a bad thing. I'd like to see it as a positive sign that they care about the quality of the game they will be releasing, and delay it knowing the ridiculous reaction that gamers are going to give to that announcement.
It's two extra months. Two months that will make it a working product. If you really want to whine that much about it, then you're just asking for a broken release sooner. I'd rather wait and get an enjoyable final experience, but hey, it seems like if it isn't one thing to complain about these days, it's another. Square Enix is banking on Final Fantasy XV as a return to form for the company, and if two extra months is what it takes to do that, then let them have the time they need to get this done right.
When delays... have come.
And the schedule's dark.
And backlogs... are the only... game I'll see.
No I won't... be afraid!
No IiiIIiiii won't... be afraid.
Just as long, as it ships,
Ship bug free.
So hey Square, hey Square ship!
OooOooh ship, bug free!
Oohh ship yea, ship bug free.
Ship bug free.
includes a cover of the classic song " Final Fantasy XV Stand by Me."
I'm perfectly fine with Square Enix delaying a game rather than get a broken mess at launch, which is what the mindset of everyone should be. Now, if it still releases with a ton of issues and whatnot, then yeah, they can bitch and whine all they want then.
That said, I'm with the others on the timeframe. I mean, releasing in November surely isn't doing the game any favors. I know, I know, that the other titles are different genres and whatnot, but not everyone can buy every game the moment they launch, and Square Enix is gambling that some players will opt for
FFXV rather than some of the other big-name games out during that time or near it.
And also, as everyone is saying: what's another two more months, right?
I imagine those anticipating
Final Fantasy XV will be used to delays by now, and another 2 months won't cause too much disappointment.
The delay will have the game competing with a lot of other big titles, and I do wonder how the late release will affect demand and sales.