Final Fantasy XV is finally due to be released this month. Its development has lasted a good chunk of my childhood and my entire adult life
In May 2006, at the E3 games conference in Los Angeles, Square Enix revealed a new game for the PlayStation 3: Final Fantasy Versus XIII. In May 2006, in south-west London, I was taking my GCSEs.
In November 2016, the game, now known as Final Fantasy XV, is finally due to be released. Its development has lasted a good chunk of my childhood and my entire adult life. It has outlived every relationship I have ever had, lain back-to-back. I have watched it every step of the way, with feelings that ranged through excitement, trepidation, boredom, mild anxiety and a lot of impatience.