Final Fantasy XIV, my most anticipated game EVER, has basically been confirmed for a 2016 release. Originally announced almost a decade ago, in 2006 as Final Fantasy XIII Versus, the games development is finally beginning to wrap-up, and the end of the line is finally in site for the developers.

The director of the game, Hakime Tabata confirmed to GameSpot earlier yesterday, several details regarding the game and it’s development.

“At the very least, I can tell you that it isn’t going to be released this year. I think we’ll be able to tell you when we’re making the announcement around PAX Prime, at the end of this month,” Tabata said. “I understand why people are feeling that way after coming to Cologne and speaking to a lot of the media,” he said. “We really do get the feeling that people are a bit worried. Certainly, one thing I would like to say to them to reassure them, is that we’ve set down the release date, we know when it is, and we’ve got a complete road map lined up, right up to launch, and we’re proceeding along that as planned.”

“We can certainly say to people: it’s not going to be 2017. It’s going to be before that.”

 

So if it’s not coming in 2017, it looks like 2016 is the year! Still expecting Fall 2016, hopefully we receive an official release date sometime soon. I can hardly wait any longer!

Square Enix also released a short emotional trailer for the game at Gamescom this week, you can check that out below.