We still don’t know exactly when Final Fantasy XV will be released. Thanks to gamescom 2015 last week, we do know that it will come some time in 2016, but that’s about the extent of our knowledge.

Now, thanks to the game’s new Director, Hajime Tabata, we know that the 2016 release date for Final Fantasy XV will be a globally simultaneous one. All regions will get the game on the same date next year, a first for a core title in the series.

Here’s Tabata, via Gamespot.

“This may be something that we are little bit embarrassed to talk about, but really, this is the first time that we’ve done a packaged, standalone Final Fantasy game with a simultaneous global launch, so we didn’t have the setup to deal with that, really. The first thing we had to do was rearrange our internal structure to create something that could do that. That was the first important work on the project.”

Very good. It’ll be great to get a JRPG of this scale at the same time around the world, rather than the typical staggered launch that meets titles with massive localization efforts.

We’ll have more on Final Fantasy XV as it comes.

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