Final Fantasy XVI Announces Planned Post-Launch Update Features

During the latest Final Fantasy XVI pre-launch stream comprising the following staff, the team addressed post-launch feedback.

  • Producer – Naoki Yoshida
  • Director – Hiroshi Takai
  • Creative Director – Kazutoyo Maehiro
  • Localization Director – Michael-Christopher Koji Fox
  • Art Director – Hiroshi Minagawa
  • Combat Director – Ryota Suzuki
  • Composer – Soken Masayoshi
  • Cinematic Manager – Takeo Suzuki

The Final Fantasy XVI staff reassured fans that they are working on improving the game’s framerate performance. Additionally, they are looking into ways to configure the motion blur or turn it off entirely, and also options to alter the camera’s movement speed. Further, auto-follow, seemingly for companions, is being looked into being turned off as an option.

Lastly, the team is considering adding more button-binding options.

You can view the stream where these announcements were made 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.

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

In case you missed it, check out our preview.

You can download the official Final Fantasy XVI demo now.

Final Fantasy XVI is launching exclusively for PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023.

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