Final Fantasy XVI PC Version Reportedly Not EGS Exclusive, DLC Set During The Main Story
The PC version of the latest entry in Square Enix’s latest entry in the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XVI, is reportedly not an EGS exclusive.
According to Reset Era member APZonerunner, who is a Features Editor at VG247, the PC version Final Fantasy XVI will not be an EGS exclusive as per his knowledge. After the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake as an EGS exclusive, fans have been wondering how publisher and developer Square Enix will handle the launch of the latest entry, Final Fantasy XVI, on the platform.
The Reset Era member clarified that Final Fantasy XVI will launch on both Steam and EGS. In addition, he mentioned that the game’s forthcoming DLC isn’t an epilogue. Rather, based on his information, it is something that buffs out the world in the middle of the story. In terms of narrative, he likened it to how Mass Effect (or even Final Fantasy XV) handled its DLCs, with the exception of Citadel and Arrival.
Previously, during an interview with GamerBraves on the subject of DLC, Final Fantasy XVI Producer Naoki Yosihda had stated that him and the development team wanted to deliver a complete story; something that players can enjoy from beginning to end, without the need for any DLC. He felt that his team was able to accomplish this goal with Final Fantasy XVI.
However, Yoshida mentioned that the development team has been getting feedback from fans who have played through the game, and a lot of them are interested in seeing more of the game, and that he fully understands this. Therefore, the studio is currently evaluating its options with regards to DLC, and he is hopeful that he will have something to share in this regard in the near future.
Final Fantasy XVI is available exclusively on PS5. A release date for the PC version has yet to be announced.