Square Enix has announced the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker release date along with a new trailer, but now it has to push that date back from November 23 to December 7. Early access will begin a week in advance on December 3.
This news was announced a long time ago statment On the site via producer and director of the game Naoki Yoshida. The Japanese acknowledge that the delay was his fault and apologize.
“I am very sorry that I have to do this so close to launch, but I have decided to postpone the release of Endwalker,” Yoshida said in his statement. “I decided to release the game in two weeks, so the expansion pack will now be released on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. There are several reasons for this delay, but since I have to oversee everything related to the title, I believe in full responsibility for this. I want to apologize to our players, Warriors of Light who can’t wait for the Endwalker. I’m really sorry,” concludes the Japanese.
The reasons for this delay are not surprising, in the statement Yoshida mentions the size of the expansion and that the original release date may have been a bit ambitious. He also points to his own perfection as a reason to continue to develop, so that there is no final product on November 23, but on December 7.
Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker not only concludes the story of Hydaelyn and Zodiark, and ends the story that began in A Realm Reborn, but introduces two new classes and takes players to the moon.
FF14, recently hit the 24 million player mark, which is why the Stardew Valley-esque Endwalker mode seems to be as incredibly relaxing as the team’s adaptations to handle full servers.