Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker - New release date

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At three in the morning today, The Lodestone, the Final Fantasy XIV community site received some unfortunate news regarding the next expansion, Endwalker. The announcement comes directly from the producer and director Naoki Yoshida who, after thanking the fans, there informs about a delay in the expansion output.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker was indeed scheduled for November 23, 2021, but will be delayed for two weeks doing postpone the release to December 7, 2021.

"The most important factor behind the release date change was my selfishness as a game director." Yoshida declares. “Since being in charge of the original FFXIV, I have continued development and operations for FFXIV for the past 11 years, always trying to balance my position as producer overseeing the project and director in charge of development. It was my intention to work the same way as we approached the final stages of Endwalker development. "

Yoshida went on to say that "the biggest factor behind the release date change was my selfishness as a game director". According to him, everything stemmed from the attempt to balance the roles of producer and director. “However, as we neared the end of development and played everything from missions to battle content and the like, I couldn't contain my desire to further improve the quality of Endwalker, particularly as this expansion pack marks the first major culmination of events in FFXIV so far. Even as we look beyond Endwalker, the FFXIV story will continue for a long time and we hope to deliver many more fun experiences in the game. However, it was precisely because Endwalker concludes the first major saga that I felt our team needed to push ourselves to the "limits" I had envisioned. "

“As a result, we have remained firmly determined to adapt to the smallest nuances and make sure our writing covers even the finer points of the vast and intricate history that has spanned the past 11 years since the original FFXIV to ensure that everyone can fully enjoy the their adventure in Endwalker. " Yoshida said. "Unfortunately, the consequence of this has been that we have ended up in a situation where we have reduced the time required for final quality checks due to this time spent on further improvements."

As launch day approached, Yoshida realized that there was an increasing risk of releasing a product that could not guarantee stability. It was this reason, and others, that led to the decision to postpone. The message to the community ends with further apologies for the delay and the promise of new updates and content that will help restore player confidence. In fact, as soon as the message appeared on The Lodestone wall, the Endwalker Launch Trailer.

We therefore remind you that the Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker official release date is December 7, 2021. The start date of theEarly Access is December 3, 2021. In addition, two patches have already been announced, the 6.01 will be scheduled for December 21, 2021, While the 6.05 for January 4th 2022.

► Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is an RPG-Adventure game developed and published by Square Enix for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, the video game will be released on 23/11/2021 (in 12 days)

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