Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker gets delayed from its original launch date of November 23, 2021 by two whole weeks.
In a post on the Final Fantasy XIV blog, game director and producer, Naoki Yoshida addressed the game’s players to announce that the game’s Endwalker expansion’s release will be released two weeks later than its initial launch date. It will now be releasing on December 7, 2021 instead of the initially announced launch date of November 23, 2021.
Yoshida cites the overemphasis on the quality of the story and the gameplay has resulted in this latest delay. Calling the build unstable, as a result of the above mentioned reasons, he takes responsibility for this delay and states that it is only “selfishness” on his part that has resulted in the same.
In the blog post, Yoshida states that, “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”.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Launch Date Pushed Back
Continuing, he further states that, “Unfortunately, the consequence of this was that we ended up in a situation where we cut into the time required for final quality assurance checks due to this time spent on additional improvements”. He further apologises for the delay in the release for the Endwalker expansion and says, “As such, I humbly ask you all to forgive me for the decision I’ve made”.
Yoshida also mentions about all those players of the game, who have done things like taking time off from their work to play the game, stating that they deserve a special apology, for the same. You can read the entire blog post, right here.
Final Fantasy XIV developed and published by Square Enix is an MMORPG that had released in 2010. The game is the fourteenth main game in the Final Fantasy franchise of video games. It is also the second MMORPG in the series after Final Fantasy XI. The Endwalker expansion of the game was scheduled for release on November 23, 2021. However, the release was pushed back by to December 7, 2021.