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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