The official Twitter account for the upcoming, next mainline entry of the Final Fantasy franchise, Final Fantasy XVI, has released a new statement from Producer Naoki Yoshida regarding the delivery of information. Initially, news for this game was supposed to arrive at some point in 2021, but hopes for that occurrence have now been dashed.
The statement announces that development for Final Fantasy XVI has been delayed for roughly half a year primarily due to complications arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff working from home has made communication more of an arduous process, leading to delayed responses. Most of 2021 has been spent addressing these issues, and the Final Fantasy XVI staff team aims to optimize the game as much as possible. The graphic quality, combat mechanics, cutscenes, and more will be the main focused points.
Lastly, Yoshida stated that the current plan is to provide new information for the title in Spring 2022.
You can view the full statement below:
Final Fantasy XVI is releasing exclusively for PlayStation 5 at an undetermined time.
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