Final Fantasy XVI Producer Naoki Yoshida Hosting “Very Special” Game Awards Presentation

The official Twitter account for The Game Awards has announced that Naoki Yoshida, the Producer for the upcoming Square Enix-developed Final Fantasy XVI, will be at the event for a “very special live presentation.”

Fans should tune in at 7:30 PM ET/ 4:30 PM PT on December 8, 2022, for what will potentially be a major trailer for Final Fantasy XVI. The game was recently rated in Brazil, so release timing should be shared soon.

The tweet sharing this news is below:

Final Fantasy XVI is set to be 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.

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.” Moreover, “there will be a “comprehensive support system in place for players who aren’t too confident with action games.”

Final Fantasy XVI is releasing for PlayStation 5 in Summer 2023.


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