During the PlayStation State of Play event, Final Fantasy XVI received some attention. Square Enix demonstrated the setting of the next timed PS5 exclusive, as well as the action-oriented gameplay. Final Fantasy XVI will be released exclusively on PlayStation 5 in the summer of 2023.
The new Final Fantasy XVI video showcased the game’s real-time action fighting as well as several huge enemies. With high-speed mobility and damage numbers flying about, the battle seems comparable to both Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Some of the bosses’ encounters included more dramatic camera angles, as well as prominently displayed health bars for both the main player and the boss. The clip also previews the game’s more fantasy-heavy universe and lays the scenario for a great conflict between two factions.
The team, led by Hiroshi Takai, has reached the last stages of development and is concentrating on refinement as they work toward mastering up and launch. I, for one, would want to express my gratitude to them for all of their efforts on the project.
We are hoping to send you on a seamless, story-driven, white-knuckle trip that will match even the most exhilarating roller-coaster, thanks to the PlayStation 5. So hold on tight, the wait is almost over!
The new clip, which is detailed on the PlayStation Blog, also reveals additional information regarding Final Fantasy XVI’s tale as well as the Eikons. Eikons are the summons in the game, but they also play a significant part in the continuing battle in Valisthea. Hugo Kupka, the Permanent Economic Adviser, rose to prominence as the Dominant of Eikon Titan, giving him political clout as well as significant personal wealth. Benedikta Harman, the Dominant of Eikon Garuda, is up against him. She is on a journey to discover the second Eikon of Fire when she encounters Clive Rosenfield.
Final Fantasy XVI is the series’ first mainline entry since Final Fantasy XV in 2016, and it returns to a more classic fantasy setting for the first time in a long time. It will be handled by the same Square Enix team that brought us the fantastic Final Fantasy XIV MMO, and Devil May Cry V creator Ryota Suzuki will be serving as battle director–so anticipate some seamless action.
We revealed numerous new Eikons in our most recent trailer, as well as a more thorough look at our action-packed fighting system and the freedom it provides players. As for production progress, I am delighted to report that the game is entirely playable from beginning to end; however, there are still a pile of hurdles to overcome as we move into our last push, from optimization to brush-up.
The game will not be released on PS4, despite an early teaser indicating that it will be released on PC after the PS4 version. Retail offers may pay Game Spot a commission.