Outlet TrueTrophies has announced in partnership with GameInsights that Final Fantasy XVI has reportedly seen a 36% rise in players between November 12, 2023, and November 26, 2023.
The reason for this jump, which would normally be rather strange for a single-player game that’s months old, is because of its discounts during and preceding Black Friday. Final Fantasy XVI dropped by at least $20 – $30 USD across several retailers, making it a far more appealing purchase than its base $70 USD price point.
Final Fantasy XVI is a more action-heavy entry than its predecessors, with a Devil May Cry V designer even taking the helm. Throughout the title, players will control the protagonist, Clive, as he confronts various Dominants, humans who have been cursed with the power to become Eikons.
Clive is the “First Shield of Rosaria,” sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, who’s the Dominant of Phoenix. However, following a certain tragedy, Clive swears revenge on the Dark Eikon Ifrit.
The producer, Naoki Yoshida, describes this game as akin to his experience with the first Final Fantasy, as “playing the lead in an epic motion picture.” The reasoning for this title’s action-oriented approach and more classical fantasy setting was to “appeal to as wide a range of gamers as possible.”
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