Final Fantasy XV fans have learned to muster inhuman quantities of patience during the long wait for the next installment in the series, and they have to tap into it once more.

After repeated rumors surfaced showing that the title will be delayed, director Hajime Tabata has confirmed it as a fact in a YouTube video. On the bright side, two more months after 10 years of waiting is not that much, as the game is set for release on Nov. 29.

Square Enix, the company behind Final Fantasy XV, previously intended to roll out the game on Sept. 30.

In his video message, Tabata points out that his team aimed to "to deliver a Final Fantasy of the highest possible quality," which would engage and create a memorable gaming experience to each person who purchases the game.

According to Square Enix, the master version of the game is complete, but a number of rough edges still require polishing. The company adds that it is strongly committed to delivering the highest standard of quality in the latest installment of Final Fantasy.

Square Enix also had a day-one patch for the game in the works, which should boost the content of the master version with new and significant elements. However, the company will postpone the outing of the game so that the day-one patch lands at the same time with the main title. This is aimed at leveling the experience of those who ordered the disc version and those who update the title on their consoles.

Without the day-one patch, disc owners would not have had the same level of content and bug fixing as those who play the game with their consoles connected to the internet.

Tabata and his team have realized that they would make a mistake by simply rolling out the master version to every fan. The game director states that his team would wind up regretting the release if it happened in its current state.

"Some extra things on top of [the final shipping version]" are in tow, Tabata touts.

As rumors are already circulating that Final Fantasy XV is facing a hard time on the technical side, the two-month delay could be a blessing in disguise. The time should allow enough room for the team to optimize and polish the game, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

We look forward to seeing what Square Enix has in store, and Nov. 29 is not that much further, anyway. Fingers crossed!

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