Final Fantasy 15 will get a "simultaneous global launch," director Hajime Tabata said at Gamescom in an interview with GameSpot. If publisher Square Enix manages to pull that off, it would be the first entry in the main Final Fantasy series to hit all regions at once.
Tabata told GameSpot that Square Enix adapted its internal structure to accommodate a worldwide release for Final Fantasy 15, which he hinted was coming sometime in 2016.
Typically, main entries in the Final Fantasy series are released first in Japan, with releases in North America and Europe lagging behind — sometimes weeks, sometimes months. Final Fantasy 13, for example, had a three-month window between its release in Japan and its release in North America. Final Fantasy fans in Europe have often endured much longer waits for games to hit that territory.
Final Fantasy 15, formerly known as Final Fantasy Versus 13, has been in development for nearly a decade. The game is set to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.