Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida has revealed that the game is nearing the end of development, leaving fans hopeful for news of a release date.
The next main installment in the Final Fantasy series may have a release date soon, as Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida has revealed that development on the game is almost complete. Square Enix has yet to give a release date for FF16, leading to concerns when the FF16 update that was promised for 2021 has been postponed to 2022.
FF16 was revealed during the PS5 Showcase event in 2020, however there have been a few updates regarding the progress of the game since then. The reason why the 2021 update was postponed is due to the global pandemic, which also pushed back the development of the entire project by about half a year. A lot of games have been postponed because of the pandemic, so most fans are supportive of Yoshida and his team, especially since FF16 didn’t have a release time in the first place, meaning no exact date. which is cancelled.
It looks like work on the FF16 project is ending, which could mean a release date announcement is approaching. Twitter user Alberich_ff14 captured an interview with Yoshida during the Uniqlo 35th Anniversary Final Fantasy clothing ad. Yoshida has confirmed that development of FF16 has entered its final stages. He did not mention any specific release date for the game, as there is still a lot of work to be done after initial development is completed, but fans are now speculating that it is likely. possibly released in 2022.
Yoshida discussed how FF16 is a single-player experience and how it has a story closer to that of a multiplayer title, as it focuses on the individual characters, rather than the player making their own. This has to do with the work of Yoshida and his team on FF14, as he is often credited with revitalizing the game and turning it into one of Square’s most popular and profitable titles of all time. Enix. The Endwalker expansion for FF14 is widely considered one of the best video games of 2021, being one of the highest-rated games of the year on Metacritic, so fans are especially excited about what FF16 has to offer. bring.
2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series, and Square Enix plans to celebrate the event throughout the year. There are hints that news regarding the sequel to the FF7 Remake will be revealed, as well as new titles that have yet to be announced. FF16 was revealed in 2020 and fans are eagerly awaiting information about the game. Square Enix has revealed titles that are much closer to their release date, showing that gaps like FF7 Remake have a reveal and then don’t launch for 5 years are in the past. FF16 will have a big reveal in 2022 and it will hopefully include a release date for the next adventure in the near future.
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