Final Fantasy XVI Producer Wants To Keep Expectations In Check Before Revealing New Info
Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida has talked about revealing new information for Final Fantasy XVI saying that he wants to wait for a proper time first.
In an interview with Washington Post, Naoki Yoshida was asked about any new information on the state of Final Fantasy XVI and he had a candid response to this question.
“We don’t want to say something that’s half baked and cause speculation on the title,” Yoshida said. “With any Final Fantasy fan, depending on which Final Fantasy title is your jam, the point that you get excited will tend to differ.”
Adding to that, he elaborated that he is wary of saying something because if that particular thing is still half-baked, it might set the expectations of the people.
“Each person will probably have their own sort of idea or image of what the next Final Fantasy should be,” Yoshida said. “Saying something half baked is definitely very high risk. If something gets spoken about, someone will pick it up on social and it starts to spread around and people will form expectations. So with ‘Final Fantasy XVI,’ whenever we do reveal more information on it, we hope to show what kind of game it’s going to bring, and what kind of excitement we can bring.”
Final Fantasy 16 is currently confirmed to launch as an exclusive for the PS5. The game is being developed by Creative Business Division 3 at Square Enix who is currently working on Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker. They have mainly handled the live MMO and its expansions.
Naoki Yoshida is currently acting as the producer for the new single-player Final Fantasy game that is being developed under his supervision in Creative Business Division 3. The game director is confirmed to be Hiroshi Takai. Square Enix will share more information on the project later this year.