The PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIV has been delayed from its original March 2011 release date to a new, to be determined date, Square Enix announced this morning.
The delay allows the development team to better “meet customer expectations” for the PlayStation 3 version, rather than release a rushed product. A new release date will be announced “swiftly upon final determination.”
A restructure to the development team has also been announced. Final Fantasy XIV‘s original producer, Hiromichi Tanaka, has stepped down. Naoki Yoshi has taken over as both director and producer, who’s top priority has always been customer satisfaction, says the company. “Several” other new leaders are now also working on the game.
As for the PC version, the team is working on game-fixing updates as we speak. They’re fully aware that the game in its current state doesn’t include the enjoyability that Final Fantasy fans have come to expect from the franchise, so Square Enix has extended the game’s free trial period until they’ve outlined a solid plan for the game’s new direction.