Sad news, Square fans. The next instalment in the Final Fantasy timeline won’t be coming any closer to the public eye at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.
During a twelve-hour livestream that took place yesterday, Final Fantasy 14 producer Naoki Yoshida spared a few details surrounding the sixteenth chapter. And while it was mostly good news spread over the project, mainly with the structure of the game said to be nearing completion — the bottom line of the discussion was anything but positive.
According to Yoshida, the written scenarios for the game are all drawn up, meaning the development process is teetering on the edge of completion. Furthermore, the producer shed light on the voice-overs, stating the English division is on the brink of finalizing the recordings. Of course, while that’s all well and good, there is one major downfall for us fans; Square, being the perfectionists they are — aren’t overly keen on sharing any of it. At least not yet, anyway.
Sure enough, Final Fantasy 16 is coming to PlayStation 5 in the near future. Unfortunately, the Tokyo Game Show won’t be one of the settings for Square to spill the details on the platform. Of course, that’s not to say that we won’t be getting any form of update over the course of 2021. It’s just that, well — it won’t be coming this September/October. Fingers crossed by the end of the year, though.
Final Fantasy 16 is expected to release on PlayStation 5 as an exclusive title. However, rumors suggest Xbox users could be getting their hands on the sixteenth entry in the distant future. But we’ll have to see where the tide takes us. In the meantime, however, you can check in on the updates for the game on the official handle here.