Final Fantasy 15 Launch Date to be Announced in March

Square Enix will announce the title's launch date at a spring event.

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Square Enix will hold off on announcing a release date for long-awaited role-playing game Final Fantasy XV until March 2016, it was announced today.

During a panel at PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington, developers revealed they will share the game's specific launch date during a special event to be held in spring.

Final Fantasy XV was first announced at E3 2006 at Final Fantasy Versus XIII. The developer team is aiming for a simultaneous worldwide release in 2016.

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11 year hype = 99% chance of disappointment

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so they announced a day to announce the day? the ****..

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@jessie82: They just invented a whole new level of ridiculous.

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yay!
The day we've all been waiting for.....
....would be announced on a day we would all be waiting for.

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I bet FFXII HD will be released first. Or better yet, the latest Star Ocean. The latter, I'm hyped! FFXV...........it's like, PS3 days together with XIII and XIII nightmare has been over for years..........

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@Verhoven: Well, I would like to see FFXIIHD with the zodiac system that was never released outside Japan.

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Puhreeze be excited for e-sree.

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So a few days ago they announced the announcement (today) of when they will announce the release date (March). And we'll have to wait till March to know what that date is because there's no way they could tell us now.

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So anyone want to make a bet whether FF15 comes out first, or Kingdom Hearts 3?

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@Thanatos2k: I bet KH3 will come out first. They say they are releasing the date at Japan's D3 in November

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Announcing an announcement 7 months away is a new level of ridiculousness.

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@somberfox: It could get worse. They could announce the date that they will announce the announcement of the release date.

Hubris. Only companies that hold a very high opinion of themselves announce announcements of somethings.

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Announcing that an announcement is coming in 7 months at a major event? This company...

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@xOmniCloudx: Actually, a few days ago, they announced today's event. So that was an announcement of an announcement of an announcement of the release date.

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Finally a release date.

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Games should be banned from releasing any info untill they are within a year of release. Games these days are taking 1-3 years from time of announcement till release and it's Fuc**n stupid

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@nakiboy1983: The laughable thing is this game has been within a year of release for SEVEN YEARS.

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@Thanatos2k: In movies, we know about release dates years before they come out. Toy Story 4 was announced years ago and still has years to go. It has an announced date of Jun 16, 2017.

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Why do the characters look like some emo boyband? FF has become way too effeminate for my taste.

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@solinvictus: They look like a poor man's Dir en Grey, but they're more mafia than emo boyband.

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@warriors30:

You mean the ***mafia?

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so basically this aint coming out until 17

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@veryDERPY: ya, pretty much.

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There announcing when there will be an announcement. Great, not like we have been waiting a year already for this game. just come out already.

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@wrstew: You've been waiting a year for this game? Some people have been waiting 9 years.

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Almost as bad as announcing a teaser trailer to an official trailer of a movie.

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Since this game is 11 years in the making at the time of its release assuming it is 2016 how good will it be?

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@Paulf001: probably overhyped and disappointing. that seems to be the case of big name titles that get announced and marketed long before they launch.

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@Paulf001: History shows us that games that have been in development hell for years usually turn out...not very good.

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FF I-VI Felt like epic magical journeys, down to earth characters. FF VII-IX each unique, totally distinguishable from each other Anime, realistic and stylized. FF X-XIII pewh! retarned characters who look like strippers and gigolos, lame linear corridors all the time, NO MINI GAMES (seriously?) Sometimes I mix FF XI and FF XII. So yeah, no pressure FF XV.

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September 2016.

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Long awaited... bit of an understatement. There are people who were 5 years old when this game was announced who will have their license to drive a car by the time it is released.

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@dg7800: And then they get to drive a car in the game! It's like poetry, it rhymes.

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@Thanatos2k: Poetic procrastination... gotta love it! LOL

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I'm confused. Why not just say "We're eyeballing a Q4 2016 release" instead? >_>

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@Xirtahm: Because then the anticipation of the March announcement will be gone. Not that I had any. I played the demo, and decided it was not my cup of tea.

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@Xirtahm: That would be to boring :)

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@Xirtahm: likely due to business reasons pertaining to investors and such. they don't want to announce anything even remotely close to a release date until they are certain. that is the way to go in my opinion. far too many publishers announce release dates prematurely and we all know what happens...

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holiday 2016 is a given... good food takes time. block the game out of your mind until then and enjoy the great food you already have on your plate.

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@Xristophoros: "good food takes time"

This game has been in development for 10 years. Food rots, you know. And if you keep cooking it, it burns.

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@Thanatos2k: This is not food.

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@esqueejy: No, it's a perpetually delayed video game that has been worked on for 10 years. And those NEVER turn out well.

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@Thanatos2k: Agreed. Any food that takes 10 years to make is not going to be very edible.

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They waited until today to announce that they'll announce the release date next March? wtf kind of stupid ass decision was this?

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