Final Fantasy 16, the wait is over: the possible reveal is very close

Final Fantasy 16, the wait is over: the possible reveal is very close

Final Fantasy 16, the wait is over

For more than a year there has been no news on Final Fantasy 16. The new chapter of the saga was unveiled during one of the very first presentations of PlayStation 5 and Square Enix has already reiterated for some time that it is precisely an exclusive console for the platform from Sony. Now, however, the waiting time could be over: a probable reveal of the game could in fact already be there next week.

In fact, over the last few hours, the official website of the game has been updated. A move that would therefore anticipate a possible reveal of Final Fantasy 16, after the information we received during the Tokyo Game Show 2021. Surprisingly, the PlayStation site page is also updating. This means that the official reveal of the game could take place right inside the new Sony State of Play, announced in the past few hours.

The new State of Play, as we already know, will focus almost exclusively on the novelties of the third parts. This means that beyond some eventual first party updates, all the major announcements will come from the developers who are currently producing and developing on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Final Fantasy 16 has therefore become one of the most important candidates regarding a possible appearance of the game on the show.

Obviously at the moment there are no precise indications on this matter yet. The fact that both websites, however, are updating at the same time indicates that Final Fantasy 16 is ready to reveal, but we do not yet know when this will happen. Certainly, however, the coincidence with the arrival of the new State of Play gives fans hope. And considering the close marketing relationship between Sony and Square Enix, it obviously wouldn't surprise us to see the game take center stage at a PlayStation event. Maybe the next one, which will be broadcast on Thursday 27 October at 23:00 Italian time, so the wait (at least this time) will be very short.

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Final Fantasy 16 producer indicates the game is nearly complete

Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida has hinted that development on the game is nearly finished.

Speaking during a Tokyo Game Show 2021 presentation (via VGC), Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida said that the forthcoming game 'only has a few quality improvements left' . Yoshida further revealed that the game design team is currently finalizing the side quests set to appear in Final Fantasy 16, and character models are nearly finished.

This was the only update given on Final Fantasy 16 during Square Enix's portion of the Tokyo Game Show 2021 over the past weekend. Previously, Yoshida indicated that although Square Enix was pushing for Final Fantasy 16 to have a large presence at the showcase itself, this was unlikely to happen due to the ongoing development timeline of the game itself. 

That being said, Yoshida has let a few minor development details slip about Final Fantasy 16 over the past few months. The producer previously stated that English voice recording is going ahead first, ahead of native Japanese audio, and even earlier this year in February, Yoshida hinted that Final Fantasy 16 could have an 'easy mode' planned to help newcomers adjust to the action-RPG elements.

The wait for Final Fantasy 16 continues to be an agonizing one. First revealed in September 2020 at a PlayStation showcase as a PS5 exclusive with a stylish cinematic trailer, at the time Yoshida said that new information about the game would be coming in early 2021, but since then news around the action-RPG has been scant. Nonetheless, Final Fantasy 16 remains one of the most hotly anticipated games on the planet.

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