Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy XVI at PS5 Showcase confirming that the game will be released for the PS5 as a timed exclusive.
Square Enix hasn’t exactly any details on how long the timed exclusivity period will last, but it has been reported that the game will remain exclusive to PS5 for six months after which it will launch on PC. It will be followed by the console exclusivity ending after one year. Square Enix is free to port it to other platforms after the timed exclusivity ends for the game.
Final Fantasy XVI will be developed by Square Enix’s Creative Business Unit 3. It is being headed by producer Naoki Yoshida and will be directed by Hiroshi Takai. To his credit, he has worked on games like The Last Remnant and Final Fantasy XIV. Naoki Yoshida, who is the producer for the game, is famous for his working on Final Fantasy XIV and its expansions and he will continue to see the future of the MMO.
Final Fantasy XVI is a brand new entry in the popular mainline series. The new game has received an announcement trailer during the PS5 showcase which can be viewed below.
Square Enix will share more information on the game in 2021. There are still plenty of details regarding this upcoming game that hasn’t been revealed by Square Enix, however, that should change next year.
To celebrate the announcement, the game’s producer Naoki Yoshida and Hiroshi Takai shared comments on the state of the reveal trailer and the overall development.
“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,” said Yoshida. “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.”
“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, ” said Takai. “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!”