It's with a heavy heart that I bump this thread with the 20th reply, pushing it into onto the 3rd page and leaving behind the glorious 2nd page full of pictures and reveal videos and shit... :<
But the story goes on!
Final Fantasy XV has been officially delayed to November 29th. Director Hajime Tabata has prepared an address to the world in Japanese, and you can view the video subtitled in English if you enable closed captions.
It's a 5-minute video in which Tabata explains the circumstances behind the delay. Knowing about the delay rumors, Tabata seems to beat around the bush and repeat himself in several ways before getting to the point of the the announcement (IT'S BEEN DELAYED SRY GUYZ).
My summary: Tabata said that they started this project with the intent of creating this "Final Fantasy that was so outstanding and amazing, that it would send other games running in a panic." The game would have to be of utmost quality before release. The base game, dubbed the "Master Version," is actually complete, and would please the majority of game fans in its current state; however, they feel it is still not quite good enough to release as is. A "Day-1 Patch" was being prepared to meet the launch deadline, but this patch was getting pretty hefty in size, and it would have to come at the expense of excluding everyone who doesn't have Internet access to download this patch. After 10 years, they aren't willing to take a risk that they would regret, so they are delaying the project by two months so they can properly deliver the Master Version with the Day-1 Patch included right on the disc.
On the bright side, tomorrow (August 16th), they will release a 30-minute video of footage from the finalized product (Master Version)!
Also, FFXV will be playable at Gamescom (wheneverthefuck that is; nothing but E3 matters), right from the beginning of the game.
One Moooooooooore Thing!
Here is a video of the first 12 minutes of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV!
Yeah, I watched it, and I'm really feeling it so far.
I'm definitely gonna get the Deluxe Edition of this game when it comes out. The Ultimate Edition is way too much money, but even if I felt crazy enough to buy it, it's pretty much out of stock everywhere, since only 30,000 units were planned.
The Deluxe Edition contains the game, along with the additional items above--most notably, the Kingsglaive movie on Blu-Ray. This edition is $89.99, but--as I always have to plug--I'll be getting it for 20% off with my Gamers Club Unlocked membership from Best Buy! After out 7% state tax, the total would ring up to $96.28; but with my GCU membership discount, I'll only pay $77.03! That's like... getting the game at regular price and then getting Kingsglaive for $10. Fuck yes, plz.
I'm not a fan of the special edition steelbook box art, though. It's fancier than the normal edition box, but I still prefer the basic box.
After seeing this box art, I find the below (spoiler'd for size/reposting) simplified sketch to be fucking hilarious for some reason.
Edited by PBluafnotr4d2, 15 August 2016 - 06:56 PM.