The next big Final Fantasy game will reportedly be a PlayStation 5 exclusive for a period of six months, according to a new advertisement for Sony’s current-generation device.
Final Fantasy 16 has always been marketed as having some sort of PlayStation exclusivity, despite the fact that it was initially confirmed for PC as well. However, Sony’s latest advertisement for the PS5 makes this fact abundantly clear, letting players on other platforms know how much longer they will have to avoid spoilers for the game.
The platforms that the exclusivity label relates to are not made explicit, and this is one of the aspects of Last Fantasy 16 that is uncertain. In another part of the same advertisement, the game Predicted, which was published by Square Enix, is mentioned as being a PS5 exclusive until January 23, 2025.
This date represents two years after the game was initially released on PS5 and PC.
Does this mean that Final Fantasy 16 will only be available on consoles for the first half of a year and that the Xbox version won’t be released until the early years of the next century? Due to the fact that this is not obvious, Polygon has contacted Square Enix and Sony in an effort to obtain clarification. We will update the information as soon as the companies answer to our inquiry.
Adding more confusion to the PS5’s exclusive status The track record for past role-playing game (RPG) exclusives for Square Enix is final fantasy 16. publisher When it was first released in the year 2020, the Remake of Final Fantasy 7 was available for play only on the PlayStation 4.
One year later, the remake was made available for download on PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Windows via the Square Enix Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade extended-release. Initially, the game was only available through the Epic Game Store. (the remake has not yet been ported over to the Xbox)
This exclusivity does not, however, apply to another big Final Fantasy project, which is a reunion for the Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 game. The movie from 2007 has been remastered in high quality. Final Fantasy 7’s Crisis Core is one example.
An announcement has been made that the platform-independent release will take place in December for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC through Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
The release of final fantasy 16 is scheduled for the summer of 2023. The story of the kingdom of Valistea and Clive Rosfield, also known as the First Shield of the Rosaria Nation, is told in the role-playing game. Clive watches after his younger brother Joshua, also known as Dominant, who possesses the ability to conjure a powerful entity called Akon (the name of the summoned monster in Final Fantasy 16). Clive is Joshua’s protector.
According to the official game description published by Square Enix, unanticipated events have placed Clive on a perilous and treacherous path for vengeance.
When asked about the state of the most recent installment in the storied franchise, Hiroshi Takai, the main director of Final Fantasy 16, replied that the team was “approximately 95%” finished with development. Takai also mentioned that the team’s current main focus is on debugging and repairing any problematic game elements that may require more attention. That will take some time, especially with a game as big as Final Fantasy 16 is expected to be.
“We plan to announce some more information before the end of the year, so I think we can announce it at that time,” Yoshida said when asked about the release date, before adding one more thing with a laugh. “I don’t think we’ll go beyond the summer, so I think it’s okay.”