Final Fantasy XV Might Not See A 2014 Release According To Senior Research Analyst

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Square Enix recently shared their fiscal results for the year ending March 31st 2014. While the results were mostly positive, their game sales forecast was down to 12 million from 17.23 million last year. This seems rather surprising but since they haven’t properly revealed their games lineup for this fiscal year, it could mean that they probably aren’t expecting many big titles to hit this fiscal year.

Among their big releases, Final Fantasy XV takes the lead as the most popular title, as the series is usually a sure fire hit, and with the no profit growth forecast, it won’t be surprising to see it missing the release this fiscal year, which will end on March 31st, 2015.

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This news was shared by Senior Research Analysts David Gibson, and he said that since Square Enix are expecting lower game sales compared to last year, this could perhaps imply that Final Fantasy XV won’t be released for this fiscal year ending March 2015.

Final Fantasy XV was originally titled Final Fantasy Versus XIII and it was unveiled in 2006 at Sony’s E3 conference. The game didn’t start full production until in 2011. It received a name change at E3 last year and was retitled to Final Fantasy XV. If we go by the original unveil date, it has been a grand total of 8 years for the game, and we have yet to see a proper release date.

What do you think about this news? Let us know in the comments below.

  • NoNeedToArgue

    I think we get this November this year in order for us to get KH3 november of next year. Because SE knows that announcing Games 2 and 3 years away will not really bode well for them after the Versus XIII fiasco. But we will see.

    • Britt

      FFXV is not likely to come out this year, and KH3 hasn’t gone into full development and won’t go into it until FFXV is finished. I wouldn’t expect KH3 until 2016.

      • NoNeedToArgue

        well seeing as FFXV *should* be in the clean up stages up dev then they should have started work on KH3, i mean they had that teaser trailer ready which *looked* like gameplay so i’m keeping hope alive

        • Britt

          They also showed gameplay when it was called vsXIII on PS3, and they just started the English voice acting this year. So It seems a bit unlikely.