Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV‘S End converter expand will now be released on December 7th instead of November 23rd to further improve quality. Early Access starts on December 3rd.
It’s not a huge delay, but producer and director Naoki Yoshida penned a long letter of apology to fans, taking the blame for the delay. According to him, his “egoism” plays a role.
Part of Yoshida’s letter reads:
As I mentioned in interviews and livestreams, End converter becomes the largest expansion pack in the history of Final Fantasy XIV. It was a huge undertaking, but we pushed development according to plans that would allow us to make it in time for the originally planned release date, although admittedly everything would be down to the last point.
However, as we neared the end of development and I played through everything – from quests to combat content and the like – I just couldn’t hold back my desire to keep improving End converter‘s quality, especially because this expansion pack represents the first major climax of the events in Final Fantasy XIV until now. Even if we look beyond that End converter, the Final Fantasy XIV The story will go on for a long time, and we hope to bring many more fun experiences to the game. But precisely because End converter completes the first big saga that I thought our team would have to push themselves to the limits I imagined.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.01 will be released on December 21st and Patch 6.05 will be released on January 4th, 2022.[Source: Square Enix]