PlayStation To Host State Of Play Dedicated To Final Fantasy XVI On April 13, 2023
PlayStation will host a State of Play dedicated to Square Enix’s forthcoming Final Fantasy XVI on April 13, 2023.
Sony has announced that it will host a State of Play to showcase an all-new look at the highly anticipated action RPG, Final Fantasy XVI, on April 13, 2023. The event will offer new details on the game’s dark fantasy setting, the powerful Eikons and the Dominants who house them, as well as the battle system.
Previously, it was revealed that the world map featured in Final Fantasy XVI bears similarities to those of Final Fantasy X and XII. Final Fantasy XVI Producer Naoki Yoshida recently stated that the game’s world map is comparable to those of Final Fantasy X and XII. On the world map, the player can choose an area to visit to and seamlessly travel to it. Once the main quest in the area has been completed, the player is then sent to the game’s hub area, known as The Hideaway.
In the hub area, players will have the option to buy and upgrade weapons and accept hunts. According to Yoshida, each place that the player unlocks over the course of their playthrough becomes available to visit at any time. Therefore, the player is at liberty to revisit previously visited regions of the world map. Upon revisiting some of these areas, the player will gain access to new side quests.
Unlike Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy X’s world map becomes available much later in the main story. Final Fantasy XVI appears to be more like the former in this regard, though Yoshida didn’t specify the point in the story at which the world map opens up for free travel.