Copies of Final Fantasy 15 got leaked last week in Peru after retailers in the country broke the game’s street release date. As a result a flurry of spoilers have appeared all over the internet, a situation that Square Enix has called “very regretful”.
In a statement released to fans, Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata urged those who have managed to obtain a copy of the game before its release to “be respectful” to those who are waiting patiently for the game to release on November 29th and not to post any spoilers.
Tabata also said that he hopes everyone can enjoy the game with a fresh state of mind. He added that it was Square Enix’s aim for everyone to experience the story and discover the surprises in the game together at the same time.
“The November 29th release date is approaching and I sincerely hope everyone enjoys this game with a fresh state of mind,” wrote Tabata. “Unfortunately, there has been an unauthorised distribution of the boxed edition of Final Fantasy XV in select regions and we have noticed that gameplay footage from people playing these copies has appeared online. Though this type of situation is brought on by various region specific circumstances and may not be something that is completely avoidable, we are very regretful of this situation.”
“One of the major goals of Final Fantasy 15 is for everyone to enjoy the story and to discover the surprises together through the simultaneous worldwide release. Due to these recent events, videos with unexpected spoilers could potentially be posted online, so we would like to warn everyone who has been waiting in anticipation for this game.”
Square Enix are committed to controlling the amount of spoilers on the internet, Tabata insisted. He noted that the company will do everything they can to prevent unauthorised footage of Final Fantasy 15 from appearing on the internet.
“We will also do everything in our capacity to prevent unauthorised footage from appearing online. We would also like to ask anybody that has obtained an early copy of the game to be respectful to those that are looking forward to the official release and to not spoil the surprises for everyone.”
“A large and dedicated team have worked extremely hard to make this game and to create a Final Fantasy that everyone can enjoy. It would be a huge regret for us if the excitement of the launch was to be spoiled for so many when we are so close to release. Your understanding and cooperation would be much appreciated so we can celebrate the best possible release together.”
Final Fantasy 15 releases on November 29.
Not long to go now guys…