Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker expansion has been postponed for 12 months
The Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker expansion was supposed to be launched on the 23rd of this month, but news arrived over the weekend that it wouldn’t happen. The exit was postponed to December 7, which is not so terrible. But the most interesting part of the story is certainly the explanation for why the delay occurred.
Fans of the game were addressed by producer and director Naoki Yoshida with the message that he had decided to postpone the release of the expansion and that he was personally to blame for the team’s failure to complete it by the scheduled date. As he says, his selfishness is to blame for the delay - he was constantly adding new things and he simply could not help himself in his constant desire to improve the quality of expansion. In the end, all this came at the expense of the stability of the game, and it became clear that launching an expansion in an unstable release would be more harmful than a delay.
Yoshida says he is aware that some players have planned vacations and days off for Endwalker and asks them for forgiveness for the decision he made.