Final Fantasy XVI revealed for PC during the Sony Showcase [updated]

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It’s official: Final Fantasy XVI is coming, and it’s coming to PC. Rumors already suggested it was to be revealed today, and the Sony Showcase opened with a bang. Unfortunately, it looks like the game is set to be a timed exclusive on PlayStation 5.

There is even some confusion about whether the game will come to PC at all, with the trailer on the live stream showing that it is, while the trailer on Square Enix’s own channel does not. Even Gematsu’s Sal Romano could not get a straight answer from Square Enix itself. And while it’s unlikely that it’s not coming to PC, the confusion is anything but helpful. Especially considering the Demon’s Souls fiasco.


Some good news, however, is that the game is being produced by Naoki Yoshida, who was responsible for turning the mess that was Final Fantasy XIV into the massively successful MMORPG it is now. He explains that while it may be a while before we’ll get our hands on the game, it’ll be worth the wait. Let’s just hope they did not just make the same mistake as they did with Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3, both of which were announced far too early in development.

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One of the gorgeous shots from the trailer, featuring the phoenix from the title art.

The next fantasy

Another neat tidbit of information is that Ryato Suzuki, known for his work on Devil May Cry 5 and Dragon’s Dogma, has reportedly joined the team as the battle director for Final Fantasy XVI.

Regardless of when it’s coming though, Yoshi-P informed us that the next big information reveal is scheduled for 2021. So that’s only a window of 12 months to look forward to.

Sony had a lot more to show during its showcase, such as Hogwarts Legacy and Resident Evil Village, which you don’t want to miss.

[Update]: This article has been altered to reflect current information on the game.

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