Final Fantasy XV Release Date Reportedly Leaked – Set to Launch in September Before Other Triple A Games
After only a couple of weeks now, Final Fantasy XV will finally get an official release date during Square Enix’s “Uncovered : Final Fantasy XV” event that is scheduled to take place on March 30 in Los Angeles. But if you are one of those fans who can’t have a good night’s sleep not knowing when exactly the highly anticipated action role-playing game is coming out, today may very well be a good day for you, because release date for the next game in the long-running and one of the all-time best JRPG series has reportedly been outed ahead of time.
Final Fantasy XV Set to Launch on September 30 According to Reliable Sources
According to Gametsu, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will finally be able to dive right into the massive open world of Final Fantasy XV as the game sees a worldwide release on September 30, just a few days into the fall season. This information was provided to the site by a reliable source, and was then “corroborated by three independent sources who would have knowledge of the matter,” reads the post. Gametsu is pretty sure this release date is accurate, but “given that within a company setting anything can change before it is made public,” they’re reporting this as a rumor.
Of course, nothing can be said about the legitimacy of this piece of information until the Japanese video game developer/publisher Square Enix itself officially announces the release date of the upcoming game during the “Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV” event, which will take place at the end of the month, and of course as the name implies, “will offer new information on the game as well as key surprises that speak to the full entertainment experience.” You can read find more about the event here.
Final Fantasy XV was originally announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII around a decade ago in 2006. The game was aimed to be a PlayStation 3-exclusive before being rebranded as Final Fantasy XV and shifted from last-generation Sony hardware to current-gen PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. The main story, world, and concept of the game remained the same before and after the transition, but the game itself has received many changes.
It has been previously rumored that Square Enix is aiming to launch the game in summer 2016. A September 30 release date means the game will go ahead of all the other big AAA games that come out in holiday season in October and November. So releasing a game in September is apparently a good move. Still, as mentioned before, we will only know for sure once Square Enix makes it official.