Square Enix is aware of how long it's taking to make this game.
That much is evident in the words of director Hajime Tabata. Speaking during a recent Tokyo Game Show interview , Tabata confirmed the anticipated title is approximately 55 percent complete.
But, he adds, don't get cute with the math:
" It's about 55 percent complete, but the quality of the demo itself, compared to the final product, is about 80 percent. "
And when asked if that meant the game would take another 8 years, Tabata responded:
"Definitely not. I'm afraid we can't say how long it's going to take from here. But, since the transition to XV, we've gotten this far in two years."
Tabata further clarified that he assumed the role of director on FFXV two years ago, when the project shifted from PS3 to PS4. At that time, they "reevaluated the development team, the development structure, and the process." He's excited about putting out the playable demo in March of next year, because he wants "to bring it to the fans as quickly as possible." Well sure, after eight years, they're probably a little antsy.
Previously, Square Enix confirmed that if you took your time, that demo could span 3-4 hours .
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XV