After much speculation, Square Enix have confirmed that Final Fantasy XV has had its release pushed back until November 29th 2016 in a statement released today:
To deliver the iconic FINAL FANTASY experience to audiences around the world, SQUARE ENIX today announced that the global release date for FINAL FANTASY® XV will be November 29, 2016.
This release date will allow the development teams time to further polish and conduct quality testing so that the reality of the game can match the expectations of both the fans and the creative teams.
“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,” said Hajime Tabata the game director. “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.”
We’ll notify whether the release dates for the disc version of both KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV™ and BROTHERHOOD FINAL FANTASY XV™ will be changed or unchanged at a later time. The release date of KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV digital version is unchanged from August 30.
This statement follows the reveal that the game will indeed have a season pass, however no information about the content in the season pass has been given, which led to fears of a possible release delay, which has now been confirmed.