The release of the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XVI is just two days away. The latest installment of Square Enix's flagship series has naturally sparked genuine interest among the multitude of gamers.
However, it turns out that a small number of fans managed to gain access to boxed copies of the game shortly before the game's actual debut. This situation led to the appearance of spoilers from the game online. The developers have spoken on the matter.
An appeal to the community
On the official Final Fantasy profile on Twitter, the developers published an appeal asking for restraint before the game's launch:
At the same time, the publisher announced that it intends to launch an investigation into the premature release of the game. Content published before the official June 22 release is also to be targeted.
The strong reaction of the developer and publisher seems justified to some extent, given the narrative nature of the title. The possibility of stumbling upon a spoiler could effectively wreck the enjoyment of exploring the story on your own.
Also worth mentioning at this point is the pre-download action, announced by the Japanese branch of the company. Pre-load of the game's files is expected to enabled the gamers to start playing immediately after the official release.
Along with the game, the download will also include day zero patch fixing some of the minor bugs of edition 1.0.