Final Fantasy XIV’s latest and biggest expansion is going to be pushed for a few weeks.
The MMORPG expansion, which was originally going to come out on 23rd November, will instead be out on 7th December. Producer/director/top Black Mage in his own game Naoki Yoshida said that the biggest factor for the delay was his “own selfishness” in making the game as perfect a launch as possible.
“[A]s 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.
Even as we look beyond Endwalker, the FFXIV story will continue for a long time and we hope to deliver many more enjoyable 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” that I envisioned.”
The game’s new release schedule alongside the Early Access mode is below in PST time:
Official Release: Tuesday, 7 December 2021
Start of Early Access: Friday, 3 December 2021
Patch 6.01 Scheduled Release: 21 December 21 2021
Patch 6.05 Scheduled Release: 4 January 2022