Final Fantasy XVI Development Delayed By Half Year; News Arriving Spring 2022

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

This announcement can also be viewed via the Final Fantasy XVI Twitter account and official game website.

Final Fantasy XVI is releasing exclusively for PlayStation 5 at an undetermined time.

If you missed it, check out the conversation shared between Hironobu Sakaguchi and Naoki Yoshida about Final Fantasy XVI during Tokyo Game Show 2021.


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