Final Fantasy XVI Version Update 1.02 Now Available; Stability Improvements & Bug Fixes

Square Enix has announced that their upcoming action JRPG Final Fantasy XVI has been updated ahead of its release later this week. This patch aims to improve stability and fix a few bugs.

The full message is below, translated by our team’s Ryuji:

Final Fantasy XVI has now been updated to Version 1.02. This update includes bug fixes and functionality improvements. Please update to the latest version from the PlayStation Store.

Update Contents

  • Fixed a bug that caused the game to become unresponsive in some rare cases under certain conditions.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the game to unexpectedly close in certain situations.
  • Several performance improvements have been implemented.
  • Minor text fixes have been implemented.

In case you missed them, check out the planned post-launch updates for Final Fantasy XVI.

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.

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

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