Upcoming MMORPG expansion Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker has been delayed by two weeks into December, it’s been announced.
In a post on the game’s official website, the game’s director Naoki Yoshida apologised profusely for the news. “There are several reasons for the postponement, but as I’m the one overseeing all aspects of the title as the head of the project, the responsibility falls solely on me. Allow me to convey my sincerest apologies to our players, our Warriors of Light around the world who have been looking so forward to the release of Endwalker. I am truly sorry.”
Yoshida elaborated that the biggest factor was “my own selfishness as the game’s director”. He said “As we neared the end of development and I played through everything—from quests to battle content and the like—I just couldn’t contain my desire to further improve Endwalker’s quality, specifically because this expansion pack marks the first major culmination of events in FFXIV so far.”
“At this rate, there was a bigger risk of us reaching the release date without ensuring “stability” as one form of quality, and for that reason, I have decided to postpone the release at this time. As we also anticipate large amounts of congestion across all game Worlds, I felt that even in this respect it wouldn’t be right for us to release the expansion while lacking adequate “stability.” I am truly sorry.
In the meantime, the team has released a launch trailer as they continue to work on the game’s stability. You can check that out down below. The new expansion includes, among many other things, new job roles in the Sage and Reaper.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker will now launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC on December 7.
on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
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14 April 2014