Trolls have been spoiling the ending of Final Fantasy XV after acquiring it before the official release date. Director Hajime Tabata isn’t happy about the situation, and he issued a long statement on it, explaining that he doesn’t want the experience to be ruined for others.
We’re finally only one week from the release of the game, and all the development staff… we have this feeling of nervousness but we’re really excited about it and we want to be able to celebrate the release of the game alongside all of the fans out there when it finally comes out next week.
Unfortunately there are a few things that are starting to rain on our parade, and it’s a very sad thing to say. This is mainly in Japan – really – but there are some people that may have acquired the game irregularly before the release date and are spreading spoilers across the internet.
In Japanese we call it netabare (ネタバレ) and in English you call them spoilers – and they’re really coming out. They’re spoiling the fun for a lot of people who have been looking forward to Final Fantasy XV for such a long time. it’s causing a lot of worry for people involved in the sales of the game and in the production too. I’d really like to apologize about the fact that these kinds of problems are happening. It’s just a very sad state of affairs.
We’re currently looking into whether this kind of activities of spreading spoilers across the internet does legally constitute an obstruction of our business or not, and if it’s found out that it does then we’ll take legal measures to stop this being posted and take it down. We apologize for all the problems caused and all the worries, but we are taking solid steps to address this. It’s just not fair to spoil their fun of the people who have been waiting for such a long time, so please stop that right now.
In other words, don’t be a jerk
Seriously, it’s not good form. People have been waiting 10 years for this game. Find a new way to lash out on the world.
Final Fantasy XV launches on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Nov. 29.