Final Fantasy XV has been delayed to November 29, 2016.
Following a rumor reported by Gamenesia, Square Enix and game director Hajime Tabata have officially confirmed the delay via a video, which you can view below. The master version of the game itself is evidently completed, but the team wants more time to polish the game and include fixes on the disc that would have otherwise been a day-one patch. Tabata had this to say about the delay:
From the moment we joined this project, our vision was to create a level of freedom and realism previously unseen in the series. Regrettably, we need a little bit more time to deliver on this vision and are confident that this new release date will help us achieve this. As the director and lead of this project, I wish to personally apologize for the additional wait. As a team, we want FINAL FANTASY XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.
The digital release of the Kingsglaive film remains unchanged from August 30, but it is so far unknown if the physical releases for that and the Brotherhood anime series are affected. We’ll update if anything changes.
Final Fantasy XV will now be released later this year on November 29, 2016.