Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker Delayed

A post to the Final Fantasy Website announces a delay for the upcoming Endwalker expansion for Final Fantasy XIV. This was expected to come to the MMORPG on November 23rd. Now Square Enix explains it's going to take another couple of weeks to get it into players' hands. Producer/director Naoki Yoshida takes full responsibility for the setback, saying: "The biggest factor behind the release date change was my own selfishness as the game’s director." This selfishness seems to center around a desire to release a better product, so he should probably be forgiven. If you're still not inclined to give him a pass, check out this video where announcing the setback literally moves him to tears. Okay, the video is almost seven hours long, and is in Japanese, so maybe just take VGC's word for it. The post goes into more detail about the delay, providing this updated release schedule:
I am incredibly sorry to share this so close to launch, but I have decided to postpone the release of Endwalker. The original release date was scheduled for Tuesday, November 23, 2021, but I have decided to delay the release by two weeks. As such, the expansion pack will now be released on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

There are several reasons for the postponement, but as I’m the one overseeing all aspects of the title as the head of the project, the responsibility falls solely on me. Allow me to convey my sincerest apologies to our players, our Warriors of Light around the world who have been looking so forward to the release of Endwalker. I am truly sorry.

The new schedule, including Early Access, is outlined below.

Official Release: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Start of Early Access: Friday, December 3, 2021

Patch 6.01 Scheduled Release: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Patch 6.05 Scheduled Release: Tuesday, January 4, 2022