Final Fantasy XVI – Announcement (Updated)

Posted on 17 Sep 2020

As part of last night’s PlayStation 5 reveal event, Square Enix unveiled the next standalone Final Fantasy game with a lengthy trailer full of both cinematics and combat. We don’t know any details at this point, other than it’s coming to PC as well as PS5, but we do know that Final Fantasy XIV producer Yoshida Naoki (Yoshi-P) and director Hiroshi Takai are working on it. We’ll have to wait until 2021 for the next information.

Update: Square Enix have retracted the announcement of the PC release as an error. It’s believed this is due to an exclusivity deal with Sony.

Official Press Release




Revealed During Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation 5 Showcase

LONDON (16th September, 2020) – During today’s PlayStation 5 Showcase event, SQUARE ENIX® revealed that acclaimed creators Naoki Yoshida (FINAL FANTASY® XIV, DRAGON QUEST® X) and Hiroshi Takai (FINAL FANTASY XIV, THE LAST REMNANT™) are collaborating on an all-new standalone mainline FINAL FANTASY game, titled FINAL FANTASY XVI, for the PlayStation 5 (PS5™) system.

The news was revealed via the FINAL FANTASY XVI “AWAKENING” trailer and can be viewed here:

Comment from Producer Naoki Yoshida

FINAL FANTASY XVI producer (that’s right, just producer) Naoki Yoshida here. How did you enjoy the 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.

Our next big information reveal is scheduled for 2021, so in the meantime, I expect everyone to have fun speculating, as we have a lot in store—not only for FINAL FANTASY XVI, but for FINAL FANTASY XIV, too. Needless to say, I’ll be working hard on both!

Comment from Director Hiroshi Takai

When FINAL FANTASY I was released, I was just another player─a young student with big dreams. By the time FINAL FANTASY V was in the works, I had earned myself a seat at the developers’ table… albeit at the very end. From there, I moved “online” leaving my mark on both FINAL FANTASY XI and XIV.

And now…XVI.

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 single player action-RPG being developed for the PS5. This title is not yet rated.

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Comments (1)

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L Coulsen
Posted 17 Sep 2020, 08:48
This might be an actual Final Fantasy for a change. I'll remain sceptically optimistic