Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV is almost ready for release. There's just one more week to go before the game is going to be available both digitally and on retail shelves for the Xbox One and PS4. However, fans will need to look out for spoilers, and here's why.

Director Hajime Tabata made it clear that some unauthorized distribution of Final Fantasy XV has been going around, and retailers in specific regions have been breaking the street date for some early sales. The message was posted up on the official English version of the Final Fantasy XV Twitter account.

Tabata warns that Square will be dropping the banhammer on early pre-release footage of the sprawling new epic, mentioning in the note to fans...

We will also do everything in our capacity to prevent unauthorised footage from appearing online. We would also like to ask anybody that has obtained an early copy of the game to be respectful to those that are looking forward to the official release and to not spoil the surprises for everyone.

It's the internet, so there are bound to be people (some who may or may not even see Tabata's message) that will eventually post up pre-release footage. For the most part, so long as people don't go looking for the early footage on Twitter there shouldn't be any instances where spoilers just pop up in your face... that is, unless someone goes to a message board and just posts spoilers in the title of the thread. Now that would be a pretty rotten move right there.

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Nevertheless, Square will be working overtime to try to squash early, unauthorized distribution of Final Fantasy XV's story content. This means that if you run a YouTube channel or you live-stream via Twitch or YouTube Gaming, you might want to think twice about playing the game early in hopes of gaining some extra subscribers and viewers.

It's always tempting to break embargo hoping to beat everyone else to the punch, but YouTube has some methods in play to ensure that even for those who do break embargo it's easy to have the videos scrubbed off the search list. So in the end, it's best to just play by the rules.

However, given that Tabata seems to really stress not to view spoilers for Final Fantasy XV. It's almost like maybe there's a twist to the story or something. In the short film "Omen", it did hint that Noctis might end up turning out to be the real villain of the story, so I don't know... maybe there really are some spoilers worth protecting. We'll find out either way, whether that's through someone ignoring Square's message about not spoiling the game or by actually waiting it out and allowing the game to hit digital and retail shelves on November 29th for the Xbox One and PS4. It definitely makes you wonder what those special surprises are, eh?

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