Final Fantasy Launching Same-Day Worldwide

Written by Jake Tucker

August 12, 2015 | 14:04

Tags: #final-fantasy #global #release

Companies: #square-enix

Final Fantasy fans are going to get to play the latest game in the RPG series in unison, no matter where they live. In an interview with Gamespot director Hajime Tabata confirmed the game will get a simultaneous launch worldwide.

Previous Final Fantasy games have always released in Japan before other territories with several months between their release in Japan and hitting stores in other regions.

During the interview Tabata admitted it was the first time they'd tried a global launch "This may be something that we are little bit embarrassed to talk about, but really, this is the first time that we've done a packaged, standalone Final Fantasy game with a simultaneous global launch"

It's giving the team new challenges: "We didn't have the setup to deal with that, really. The first thing we had to do was rearrange our internal structure to create something that could do that. That was the first important work on the project."

Final Fantasy 15 was first announced at E3 2006, over 9 years ago. A recent beta was well received. Committing to a global launch means that Square Enix are going to have to push through extensive localisation while still developing the game. While this is likely to be a struggle on such a word-heavy JRPG, the change is bound to win it some plaudits.

Not to mention it'll cut back on spoilers.

Final Fantasy 15 is to release worldwide on PS4 and Xbox One sometime in 2016.
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