Final Fantasy XVI Will Be a PlayStation 5 Exclusive for Six Months

Francesco De Meo
Final Fantasy XVI

Final Fantasy XVI is launching during Summer 2023 on PlayStation 5 worldwide, and it will be a few months before the game will release on other platforms.

In a new video shared by the official PlayStation profile on Twitter promoting some of the PlayStation 5 unique features like 3D audio and the DualSense's haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, it has been confirmed that the next entry in the Final Fantasy series will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive for six months. This is in line with what Sony and Square Enix worked out for Final Fantasy VII Remake Integrade, which was also a PlayStation 5 exclusive for six months.

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While Final Fantasy XVI is still scheduled for Summer 2023, it will not take long to learn precisely when the game will release worldwide, as Producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed last week that the final release date will be revealed before the end of the year.

I'm curious about the release date because it's nearing completion. At the moment it's set to be "Summer 2023", but when do you think you'll find out the specific release date?

Yoshida : We plan to release the information again later this year, so I think we can say it at that time. I don't think it's going to be over the summer, so I think it's okay (laughs).

I've been used to the development environment for online games for the past few years, so I was a little surprised that I had to master it so quickly (bitter smile). If you think about producing physical discs, shipping them all over the world, and so on, it takes several months of physical time after mastering up. When I say that the development status is 90% and 50%, I think there will be voices saying "Please release it immediately", but there are such circumstances...

Final Fantasy XVI launches during Summer 2023 on PlayStation 5 worldwide.

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