Kinds of make that huge event to announce the game’s release date a bit pointless now.

Square Enix has announced a two month delay for Final Fantasy XV pushing the date from September 30th to November 29, 2016.

According to the developer, the delay 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.”

This delay doesn’t affect the digital release of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, which is still set for August 30th, however Square Enix will reveal at a later time if the physical releases of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV are affected.