Final Fantasy XV will be launching worldwide on November 29th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but over the last couple of weeks it has become clear that outlets in some regions opted to ignore the street day and partake in “unauthorized distribution” of boxed versions of the game. As a result, a lot of videos, screenshots and other media have been leaked online prompting Square Enix to respond to the situation with an official comment from Director, Hajime Tabata.
Hajime Tabata issued the following message to fans:[testimonials user=” email=” name=’Hajime Tabata – Director, FINAL FANTASY XV’ position=” photo=”] 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 unauthorized 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.
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.
A large and dedicated team have worked extremely hard to make this game and to create a FINAL FANTASY that everyone can enjoy. It would be a huge regret for us if the excitement of the launch was to be spoiled for so many when we are so close to release.
Your understanding and cooperation would be much appreciated so we can celebrate the best possible release together.