Final Fantasy’s Director Hajime Tabata expresses dismay over FFXV leaks
Final Fantasy’s big man is clearly not impressed with all the spoilers.
Final Fantasy XV may still be a week away from its official release but videos and images of its gameplay are starting to pop out all over the internet as retailers from certain parts of the world, particularly Peru, Saudi Arabia and certain parts of Europe, are starting to sell copies of the game to anyone who’s asking for them.
While Spoilers are not a new thing for video games, news regarding FXV’s unofficial early release on some countries has managed to upset one of Square Enix’s big men and FFXV’s Director Hajime Tabata. In a statement, Tabata states that they regret this incident very much despite of them, Square Enix, already expecting this to happen due to “regional circumstances”. Tabata also adds that “for those of you that received the game earlier, please keep those who’ve waited a long time for the game in consideration” meaning that he wishes for people to not post or stop posting, if they already did, spoilers of the game in consideration for those who are still waiting the actual release date.
We are nearing the release date of November 29. I’m wishing from the bottom of my heart that everyone will get to enjoy the game with a fresh new feeling. However, we’ve confirmed that some packages of Final Fantasy XV have been released around some parts of the world, with gameplay videos being uploaded to the Internet. This may be inevitable due to regional circumstances, but it’s something we regret very much.
It’s our big goal to have everyone enjoy the story of Final Fantasy XV and discover its surprises through the simultaneous global release. There are likely other spoiler videos and such circulating out there that we had not expected, so for those of you looking forward to Final Fantasy XV, we hope that you’ll be careful.
We are doing everything we can to prevent the circulation of the spoiler videos. For those of you that received the game earlier, please keep those who’ve waited a long time for the game in consideration. In order to meet the best possible release date with everybody, we ask for your understanding and cooperation.
Final Fantasy XV is one of the most anticipated video game titles of this year and will follow the story of Noctis as he faces against the threat of Niflheim in order to save his own kingdom, Lucis. The game is slated for PlayStation 4 and Xbon One and will have its official release this coming November 29, 2016.