The next mainline Final Fantasy game will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive for six months, according to a new ad for Sony’s current-gen console.
Final Fantasy 16 has always been pitched as being tied to some sort of PlayStation exclusivity — despite being initially confirmed for PC as well — but Sony’s new promo for the PS5 makes it explicit,
Final Fantasy 16 is slated for release in summer 2023. The action role-playing game tells the story of the kingdom of Valisthea and Clive Rosfield, known as the First Shield of the nation of Rosaria. Clive
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It is unclear which additional platforms the game will be available on following this exclusivity period.
Square Enix's Creative Business Unit III division is developing the game. Naoki Yoshida (Final Fantasy XIV) is producing Final Fantasy XVI, and Hiroshi Takai (Final Fantasy XIV) is directing the game.
Yoshida previously stated that "complications stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have delayed the game's development by almost half a year."
While Xbox players are left in the dust, for now, Final Fantasy XVI will at least also come to PC. The concern is when exactly it will.
According to Square Enix, Final Fantasy XVI's development is about 95% completed and a specific release date should be revealed by the end of the year.
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