GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) and other game retailers will not make Square Enix’s new game Final Fantasy XV available to you on September 30 as previously announced. Instead, the game will launch on November 29, which is a cool two months delay.
But you can afford to wait two more months for a game that has been long coming for almost 10 years. As reports of delayed release of Final Fantasy XV surface, the clock is ticking to the release of SPYR, INC. (OTCQB:SPYR)’s newest title called Drone Wars. The combat action game is due to launch in fall and a subsidiary of SPYR is already getting involved with some partners to publish the game.
SPYR APPS, LLC, a 100% owned subsidiary of SPYR, recently entered into a publishing agreement for Drone Wars with Kemojo Studios. Drone Wars is a free-to-play digital game.
Neither SPYR nor its publishing partner Kemojo has revealed how much they target in revenue from the game.
Doing the final touches on Final Fantasy XV
As for the case of GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), finishing touches are being made on Final Fantasy XV before gamers can get their hands on it. The management on the side of Square Enix does not see any cause for alarm with regards to the delayed release of Final Fantasy XV. According to director Hajime Tabata, the delayed release will ensure that the game runs smoothly when it launches.
In the game publishing industry, short-term delays are normal, although in this case SPYR has not hinted that it will also delay the release of Drone Wars.
Final Fantasy XV will be released on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Xbox One and Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)’s PlayStation 4.
Delayed release of promotional materials
When it emerged that Square Enix will not meet the September 30 schedule for the release of Final Fantasy XV, the company asked its retail partners including GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) on the impending delay. That required certain adjustments with regards to promotion of the game.