At Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference, the first PS4 Slim Special Edition console was revealed. Final Fantasy XV - which is out on November 29, will have the PS4 Final Fantasy XV Luna Edition. It will cost JPY 39,980 (around Rs. 26,160) and come with a digital rental of Final Fantasy XV CG movie, Kingsglaive, a copy of the game, and an original PS4 system theme.
According to Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata, the design is inspired by main character Noctis gazing to the moon during his travels throughout the game's story and is "targeted at an older audience."
While the PS4 has been a sales juggernaut abroad, the response to it in Japan has been lukewarm. A Final Fantasy XV-themed PS4 should prop things up a bit.
Last month it was announced that Final Fantasy XV would be delayed after proudly proclaiming a September 30 release date.
"From the moment we joined this project, our vision was to create a level of freedom and realism previously unseen in the series. Regrettably, we need a little bit more time to deliver on this vision and are confident that this new release date will help us achieve this," said Hajime Tabata the game director in a prepared statement. "As the director and lead of this project, I wish to personally apologise for the additional wait. As a team, we want Final Fantasy XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding."
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And while this boilerplate comment does little to tell us the actual reason for the game's delay, a video on the Final Fantasy XV YouTube channel confirms it is due to a day one patch. In it Tabata states that the game has gone gold (which means it is ready for manufacturing on disc and uploading to online storefronts).
"Our objective with FFXV was to deliver a Final Fantasy of the highest possible quality to every single person who buys the game. We have completed the master version [which indicates the game has gone gold] but when it comes to that highest possible quality we felt that we had not quite reached this standard yet," Tabata said. "Accordingly in order to make this master version an even better product, we have been creating a downloadable add-on known as a patch.