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E3 2014: PS4 RPG Final Fantasy XV Skipping E3 in Favour of Events Later in the Year

Posted by Sammy Barker

Please be excited

Seeing as you’ve been waiting for Final Fantasy XV for an entire generation now, we doubt that a few more months will hurt. Square Enix’s patient game producer Shinji Hashimoto has confirmed that Noctis and crew will be remaining in their dressing rooms for the entire duration of E3 2014, as the hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 role-playing game will not be putting in an appearance at all.

“First, I’d like to say that development for Final Fantasy XV is going well,” the executive said of our Game of the Show from last year. “Internally, we try to ascertain the best timing for revealing new information about [the title] to the fans. So when we were going over our promotion plans, we judged that this year’s E3 would not be the best time to exhibit information.”

The suit insisted that it’s instead aiming to share new information later in the year, presumably at GamesCom or the Tokyo Game Show. “I am extremely grateful to all of the fans who excitedly anticipate Final Fantasy XV,” he continued, “and I’m looking forward to sharing new information when the timing is right. I would appreciate if fans hold out until then.”

We suspect that the Japanese company’s trolling us at this point. Are you gutted by this release’s absence, or did you expect it to skip the event all along? Sob like you’re a character from the Fabula Nova Crystallis fiction in the comments section below.


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User Comments (28)



Bliquid said:

Fact is, dear SE, that the amount of time you are putting in making Versus, pardon, XV , is starting to be worringly long.
It has happened before, when you take this long and U-turn a lot, the final result can be disastrous.
Now, i saw and jaw- dropped like anyone else the latest trailers, but unlike they say, things CAN'T be going well, when it takes so long.
Please prove me wrong.



ShogunRok said:

And to think, I thought things were looking up after last year's showing.



Chronobreak said:

So they are saying since June 2013 till June 2014 they are not ready to release any new info about this game :/ and what does a few months do?



rjejr said:

I won't be impressed until they announce it's skipping PS4.

I think SE should be commended for doing their part to help keep E3 expectations low.



curriemonster said:

Sadly, it's no real surprise! Another let down from square... looks like it's at least another year of playing FFX then....



Demi_God said:

I don't think that game is ever going to come out, I think it's just "pishposh" nonsense from SE. They take way to long to come out with a FF game and look what we get when they do come out with a FF game....We get FF13 and crap like that. rubbish, pure rubbish, this company has gone the way of the dodo.



ztpayne7 said:

REALLY?! this is the most annoying thing I've heard all year gaming wise. I don't care about the order and batman being pushed back - but I mean this could mean they're not ready to release it in 2015 - which is crazy. Oh, I'm so annoyed right now.



alphadrago5 said:

Am I the only one who liked FF13?
Generally I figure the more time devs spend on a game, the better quality it will be in the end. (Just pretend Duke Nukem Forever didn't exist). With all the tales games coming out, in addition to DA:I, Witcher 3, Lords of the Fallen, Borderlands PreSequel, and the Souls game that looks like Demon Souls 2(Hopefully).. I think i'm set on rpg's for 2014 and early 2015..
Wondering if there'll be any news from Bethesda at E3.. I'd be more than happy to add fallout/new elder scrolls title to my list



JaxonH said:

But of course it's not going to be at this year's E3. Why would it? [sarcasm]

This is the phantom game of our generation. Vaporware DELUXE Edition. If it were coming out before next summer, they'd be showing it at E3 this year . The fact they're not showing it, means it won't be out until holiday 2015 AT THE EARLIEST. And we all know, 'earliest case scenario' isn't this game's modus operandi.



JaxonH said:


It's pretty common language man. One of the most commonly used Latin phrases in the world, I'd wager.



KelticDevil said:

What the hell has happened to (what used to be) SquareSoft? Or now, Square Enix. I used to be really excited for any Final Fantasy news. Now, I could care less. I miss the Super NES days!



ThePathsofPain said:

This game is going to end up like Too Human and Duke Nukem Forever at this rate. It was announced at the same time as FF XIII and somehow disappeared for awhile, until they came back with a name change and some promising footage and then out of no where it fell off of the face of the earth again. I've lost faith that this game will ever come out and if it does I'll be shocked if it ends up being worth the beyond drawn out wait. I miss Square Soft.



hYdeks said:

AWW!! That was one of the games I was hoping was gonna be at E3 Maybe Kingdom Hearts 3 will show, but I really doubt that now.



syrhottie78 said:

Did none of you even see or try Final Fantasy XIV : A REALM REBORN - the game is incredible - especially on Playstation 4 . I say it is INCREDIBLE!!! Mind-boggling that it can be soo amazing though some of the weapon's quest events are a little okay a lot tedious but I guess everything can't be easy. Curse you ATMA !!

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