During Tokyo Game Show 2022, the Final Fantasy XVI director, Naoki Yoshida, announced that the game will receive its next trailer in October 2022. He also mentioned that development is in its final stretch and that VFX is complete. Further, Yoshida hopes to share more concrete details regarding the title’s release date during that timeframe.
Thanks to Audrey of aitaikimochi for translating and sharing this news:
Yoshi-P said during TGS 2022 the next FF16 trailer will be out October 2022!!!
He also mentions the following:
-They're in the final stretch
-VFX is complete, but there's so much sound that the sound team got mad lol
-Adjustments are made for people not fond of action games pic.twitter.com/dEtystTvsm
— ☆オードリーAudrey☆ (@aitaikimochi) September 18, 2022
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.”
- View our extensive summation of the previously revealed Final Fantasy XVI information, including screenshots, renders, profiles, and much more.
- View our coverage compiling multiple interviews of the game.
Final Fantasy XVI is releasing for PlayStation 5 in Summer 2023.
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