Final Fantasy XVI is a Timed PS5 Console Exclusive, Trailer Reveals Dark, Bloody Tone

Sep 16
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Rumors have been swirling for a while, but today during the big Sony’s big PlayStation 5 Showcase, Square Enix unveiled Final Fantasy XVI. The game looks to have a much darker, more serious tone than most recent Final Fantasy games. In fact, the trailer almost has a Dark-Souls-esque feel, as it serves up big, grotesque bosses and challenging-looking combat. Check out the surprisingly bloody Final Fantasy XVI trailer for yourself!

Observer: System Redux is an Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 Launch Title

Final Fantasy XVI will be produced by Final Fantasy XIV producer Naoki Yoshida. Here's what he had to say about the new project...

How did you enjoy the [Final Fantasy XVI] trailer? The exclusive footage, comprised of both battles and cutscenes running in real-time, represents but a fraction of what our team has accomplished since the start of development on this, an all-new FINAL FANTASY game. In that span, the team’s size has grown from a handful of core members to a full-fledged unit that continues to polish and build upon what they have created so far, all to provide players an experience unmatched in terms of story and gameplay.

Final Fantasy XVI will be directed by Hiroshi Takai, who was an assistant director for Final Fantasy XIV. He hints the game may not release for a while, but promises the wait will be worth it...

From the establishment of an all new development environment, to learning the ins-and-outs of the PS5, the team and I have taken on countless challenges during our journey to bring you the sixteenth chapter in the storied Final Fantasy franchise. And though we’re pouring our hearts and souls into this project each and every day, it may still be some time before we can get it into your hands. However, I promise it will be worth the wait!

Final Fantasy XVI is a timed PS5 console exclusive (it will also be coming to PC). A release date has yet to be set. Square Enix promises to reveal more next year.

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