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Square Enix has a New Year’s Resolution: release Final Fantasy XV in 2016

by Ron Duwell | January 4, 2016January 4, 2016 11:30 am PST

You know my Gaming New Year’s Resolutions, but what about around the rest of the gaming sphere? Well, we know one company out there has a serious commitment to keep this year. Square Enix needs to get Final Fantasy XV out the door sometime in the next 360-some-odd days. Why? Because Director Hajima Tabata “vows” to do so.

In an open New Year’s letter to fans, Tabata says that Square Enix will release the game in 2016 and that everyone involved is doing everything in their power to make it happen.

Happy New Year!

We will finally release FFXV this year, in 2016! In development, previous phases required wisdom and strength. However, moving forward the final phase will focus on effort and willpower.

I vow to you all that every member in the team will do their best to the very last possible moment taking responsibility and pride in their craft.

We will do everything we can do to finish FFXV to create an experience we are incredibly proud of and one that you will enjoy and treasure.

The whole FFXV team appreciates all of the support from each and everyone one of you this past year.
I cannot tell you how much it means to all of us.

We’d like to celebrate a wonderful New Year and as we approach the release of FFXV, I’d like to enjoy that moment with you all.

Director of FFXV – Hajime Tabata

It’s been nearly a decade in the making, but 2016 could finally be the year we see this happen! It could be the first step into the future for Square Enix, and, just as easily, the last step out of the past as it focuses on tightening up development periods and smaller projects. Who knows where the series goes from here with the entire direction of the industry in question, but as long as I can play it, I’ll be happy.

Final Fantasy XV will launch for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016.

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...