Final Fantasy XV has been delayed. The most recent September 30 release date has been pushed to November 29, 2016. The global release date is the same for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions.

We received word of the delay in a press release from Square Enix. That release included a link to a video concerning the delay that features Game Director Hajime Tabata, which you can see below, and a quote from the video snipped by Square.

“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. . . 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.”

You know, late last night, I wrote up a different version of this story for publication today. I honestly didn’t expect Square Enix to confirm to rumors so quickly, yet here we are. I’ve left that original story below simply because I thought the confirmation method on behalf of a site called Gamnesia is fantastic. Giant delay stickers from GameStop, folks, they don’t get old.

What do you think of the delay?

Original story: Over the weekend, word got out that Final Fantasy XV might see a bit of a delay. The game is currently slated to release on September 30 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. These rumors point to November 29, 2016, as the new launch date.

The first report came from Gamnesia as they cited a source withing GameStop with news of the delay. Separately, Gematsu was able to corroborate that rumor with a source of their own.

Now, we have something more tangible. Gamnesia has, according them, received a picture of what GameStop employees will receive in order to update all current Final Fantasy XV promotional materials. Yep, it’s  sticker for their posters.

FFXV Delay Rumor

Until Square Enix properly confirms or denies this delay, assume this is just a rumor. We’ll update you if we hear more.