The team, led by Naoki Yoshida, has been promising a “complete game full of narrative and gameplay,” so it seems like they may be delivering on that promise.
A console-exclusive release for the PlayStation 5 was confirmed for September 2020. (at least in the short term). We also know that the game takes place in Valisthea, a country where six groups are on the verge of war over a crystal-related sickness known as the Blight.
We now know that the release date of June 22, 2022, will see the game’s release in question, all thanks to The Game Awards 2022. “The fires of retribution are blazing, calling to you with a ravenous ambition. Bring the Eikons back to life, but will you rule over them or will they rule you?” examines the trailer’s synopsis.
There’s a good reason these announcements are showing up at The Game Awards: the game is almost finished. Like the previous mainstream Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy 15, Final Fantasy 16 used action combat to entice a younger audience.
Recent “triple-A open-world RPGs” have served as inspiration for the game as well. Having read that, you should know what the game is like before it ever comes out.
Perhaps Square Enix will begin dropping new information starting with this video. To avoid creating unrealistic expectations, Square Enix has been rather quiet about its newest RPG smash success thus far.
— Johan Liebert (@akahmiii) September 17, 2020
Square Enix and Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida debuted a brand new teaser for the game, dubbed “Revenge,” at The Game Awards 2022. All the standard Final Fantasy cliches were there, including plenty of action, enormous summons, chocobos, and more.
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How Long Final Fantasy 16 Is A PS5 Exclusive?
Final Fantasy 16 received a fresh new appearance and release window at the Game Awards 2022, both of which were timed PlayStation 5 exclusives; Xbox Series X/S and PC users would have to wait until 2023.
The same Square Enix studio working on Final Fantasy 14—an MMORPG that received several awards at the 2022 Game Awards—is also working on Final Fantasy 16.
The upcoming Final Fantasy game has been portrayed in trailers as a more adult and action-packed title than series veterans may be accustomed to. The most recent clip revealed how long gamers would have to wait to enjoy it.
Game enthusiasts on Xbox and PC have often had to wait longer than PlayStation owners for the chance to enjoy big Final Fantasy releases. The release of Final Fantasy 15 on Windows PC took over a year and a half, while the Xbox One version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake is still in development.
However, Square seems to have prioritized the PC platform for future releases after seeing the series’ rising popularity in that market. Final Fantasy 16 is scheduled for a summer 2019 release on the PlayStation 5, although it might arrive on PC before.
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The release date for the game is June 22nd, 2023. Thus, there are only around seven months left before it is scheduled to be released.
Though games like Demon’s Souls and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart have shown what Sony’s next-gen hardware is capable of, we have to agree with Yoshida that it is one of the best-looking PS5 releases on the horizon.
We can only hope that the hardware will finally get some love when cross-generational initiatives die out.