It looks like Final Fantasy XV will be the first game in the series to receive a simultaneous game launch across the world. It's one of the many changes gamers can expect to see after game director Hajime Tabata took over the position from Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura.
"This may be something that we are a little bit embarrassed to talk about, but really, this is the first time that we've done a packaged, standalone Final Fantasy game with a simultaneous global launch, so we didn't have the setup to deal with that, really," said Tabata, in a statement made to GameSpot at Gamescom.
"The first thing we had to do was rearrange our internal structure to create something that could do that. That was the first important work on the project." When Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII was released in Japan in November 21, 2013, it was a three-month windows before the title was available worldwide.
Final Fantasy XV is expected for release in 2016, and will be available for the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4.