Since the first unveiling, we haven’t heard much about Final Fantasy 16 (XVI), but according to producer Naoki Yoshida, things are going well. In a recent interview, he said, “Development is in its terminal stages.”
Yoshida made this new announcement in the free in-store UT magazine from Uniqlo, a Japanese apparel brand now collaborating with Final Fantasy. Last Fantasy 16 development, according to Yoshida, is “in the final stretch,” as noted by Twitter user alverich ff14 (translated by VGC).
Unlike the MMORPG Final Fantasy 14, this is a single-player game, according to producer Yoshida, who says: “Final Fantasy 16 strives to unite the narrative and gaming experience. Final Fantasy 16 features a singular focus, which enhances the story’s immersion more than online games that show numerous players at once. and the tale has become rather complex.”
Yoshida went on to say that he thinks it would appeal to “adults who have grown up, understood the laws of society, and wandered away from Final Fantasy, believing ‘the real world isn’t as simple as a video game,’ may rediscover the excitement they felt back then. “. In the making of this game, we’re mindful of this fact.
Yoshida has previously indicated that, after the revelation that production had been delayed due to Covid-19, a fresh reveal for Final Fantasy 16 will take place in the spring of 2022. A free fashion magazine seems a long shot, given the source of this update, but stranger things have occurred.
Square Enix has established a 35th anniversary website, and it’s important to note that it teases additional information about forthcoming games. Even if Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 is a possibility, we’re encouraged by the recent release of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin to believe that either of these games is on the way.
What happened to Final Fantasy 16?
Final Fantasy 16’s release date hasn’t been announced yet. The next major entry from Square Enix has been a mystery since its original announcement video back in September 2020. This is presently a PS5 exclusive, although rumours have hinted that, like Final Fantasy 7 Remake, this might only be a limited-time exclusive.
However, in October 2020, they did give us a better look at these new characters as well as the setting of Valisthea. Square Enix said in December that further announcements will not be made in 2021, confirming that production had been delayed by six months.
“When we last talked, I promised I will provide more information about Final Fantasy XVI perhaps later in 2021,” Naoki Yoshida said at the time. As a result of the current Covid-19 outbreak, I am sorry to tell you that I will not be able to honour my commitment of delivering the game on time.”
If the project is nearing completion, it’s likely that we’ll soon find out when it’s going to be released. Microsoft is prepping a presentation for next month despite the fact that E3 is not taking place. According to last year’s Square Enix Presents, we may expect to hear more shortly.