Final Fantasy fans have been waiting for the official announcement of Final Fantasy XV for years. E3 2014 has passed, but still, we didn?t have any glimpse of the game, but for hardcore followers of the series, even a simple update that the game is already in the works is good enough. Even with the absence of a short teaser trailer on the world?s biggest gaming convention of the year.
Clearly enough, fans are worried about what?s going on with the game because even execs are pretty tight-lipped about the project. Not until recently.
According to reports, CEO of Square-Enix, Yosuka Matsuda, discussed about using DirectX 11 for the game and this seems to be the cause of the delay.
“We haven’t decided when, but we’re currently preparing new information that may meet everyone’s expectations. Please wait for a little while longer,”
However, you can read and hear about the news, everywhere, that Final Fantasy XV will be released to the PC no more. This was covered on the same tweet that Danial Sims of Attack of The Fanboy,?when he answered a question about the game being late.
?@ForgetAmnesia: Square Enix has started the same trend. FFXV and KHIII are all being developed ?on DirectX 11,? but no PC versions so far.?
Still, Square-Enix didn?t make any official comment about this, nor did they deny it.
Back in June, game producer Shinji Hashimoto stated in an interview with Famitsu:
“First, I’d like to say that development for FFXV is going well. Internally, we try to ascertain the best timing for revealing new information about FFXV to the fans. So when we were going over our promotion plans, we judged that this year’s E3 would not be the best time to exhibit information about FFXV.”
This explains the lack of presence on the previous E3 event.
As for the potential release date, Senior Research Analyst for Square-Enix stated that they are expecting lower games sales for this year so Final Fantasy XV is out of this picture. It would likely be released after the fiscal year for 2015 ?and that is on March 2015 or later (hopefully not).