People had begun to worry about Final Fantasy XV. The game has been in development for years and years, and while it has made a lot of noise recently, we still don't know a lot about it. We were promised more news about the title at Gamescom, but that pretty much only came in the form of a very low-key trailer.
The one thing that was missing in action most notably was the release date for the game. So much so, Gamespot took the game's director Hajime Tabata to task about it. When pushed on the subject of the launch date, Tabata said:
We really do get the feeling that people are a bit worried. Certainly, one thing I would like to say to them to reassure them, is that we've set down the release date, we know when it is, and we've got a complete road map lined up, right up to launch, and we're proceeding along that as planned.
We can certainly say to people: it's not going to be 2017. It's going to be before that.
That pretty much confirms a 2016 release date. The real question now is will it be Summer or Winter of 2016. I lean towards the latter. I feel like we would already know about the release date if it was coming in the middle of the year. That is probably longer than some fans were hoping, but hey, at least it is coming.