Final Fantasy XV Creator Apologizes to Fans – Street Date Shattered, Spoilers are Rampant
The creative minds behind the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XV are having one hell of a week as the game experienced a massive leak in South of America, breaking its street date marked November 29th. Because of this, the story was fully revealed making the internet a minefield of spoilers that fans elsewhere are less than pleased with.
Square Enix took the time to respond to this mess after streams popped up relentlessly showcasing the latest title to unsuspecting eyes:
“The November 29th release date is approaching and I sincerely hope everyone enjoys this game with a fresh state of mind. Unfortunately, there has been an unauthorised distribution of the boxed edition of Final Fantasy XV in select regions and we have noticed that gameplay footage from people playing these copies has appeared online. Though this type of situation is brought on by various region specific circumstances and may not be something that is completely avoidable, we are very regretful of this situation.”
The game’s director, Hajime Tabata, also went on to talk about how they are doing as much damage control as possible and looking at future prevention:
“One of the major goals of Final Fantasy XV is for everyone to enjoy the story and to discover the surprises together through the simultaneous worldwide release. Due to these recent events, videos with unexpected spoilers could potentially be posted online, so we would like to warn everyone who has been waiting in anticipation for this game. We will also do everything in our capacity to prevent unauthorised footage from appearing online. We would also like to ask anybody that has obtained an early copy of the game to be respectful to those that are looking forward to the official release and to not spoil the surprises for everyone.”
It is sad to see that this has had such a reportedly negative impact on fans awaiting the release. The hype up to this title has been immense with stunning screenshots, ethereal videos, and even a crazy expensive car inspired by the series.
You can see the official FFXV trailer below directly from their Twitter page. The game’s full release will be November 29th for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
— Final Fantasy XV (@FFXVEN) November 21, 2016
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