Final Fantasy XVI Demo Available To Download Later Today
The previously announced playable demo for Square Enix’s upcoming action role-playing game, Final Fantasy XVI, will be available to download later today, depending on your timezone.
Update 2: The Final Fantasy XVI demo is now available for download. Follow the link here to add it to your PSN account library.
Update 1: The playable demo for Final Fantasy XVI will be available for download on June 12, 2023. The launch schedule for each region can be seen in the image below.
Original Story: According to a Spanish TV spot for Final Fantasy XVI, the previously announced playable demo for the game will be available for download later today during or towards the end of the pre-launch event.
The TV spot was likely set to air after the pre-launch event, and ended up getting aired earlier in error. In the ad, it is mentioned that the demo for Final Fantasy XVI is available to play exclusively on the PlayStation 5.
Fans can tune in to the Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Celebration Livestream later today on June 11th, starting at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. The event can be streamed via Square Enix’s Twitch or YouTube channel, where the producer, Yoshi-P, will deliver a special keynote to kick things off. The festivities will span a total duration of around 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Previously, it was revealed that Square Enix has an 18 month post-launch plan to increase the sales of Final Fantasy XVI. Speaking during the latest episode of Weekly Ochia’s talk show, Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida stated that publisher Square Enix has an 18 month post-launch plan to increase the game’s sales.
In response to a question regarding Square Enix’s approach to sales, specifically in terms of generating profits, Naoki Yoshida stated that when it comes to the final product, he prepares a detailed budget documentation that includes information such as the platforms the game will be released on, the total development costs, marketing and PR expenses, and the projected profits. These details are crucially important and are included in the documentation. However, he admitted that he won’t be paying much attention to the first-week sales of Final Fantasy XVI.