Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida said the game is in the final stages of development.
Yoshida confirmed the progress in a brochure accompanying the franchise’s official clothing line, translated by a Twitter user @aitaikimochiand said: “We are in the final stages of development for the numbered game in the series, Final Fantasy XVI.”
Yoshida added that he feels the game’s story, which is obviously a very different experience from Final Fantasy 14 Online (which he’s also producing), is a fleshed out experience that will bring older fans back.
Yoshida Naoki says that FF16 is already in the final stages of development and he says the story is very well crafted.His commentary was published in Uniqlo magazine for the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy. Here is the full translation! pic.twitter.com/X23AFqOXfJ
— ☆オードリーAudrey☆ (@aitaikimochi) April 29, 2022
“Unlike an online game where many players are involved simultaneously, Final Fantasy 16 offers a different experience where it focuses on the individual player and immerses you in the story,” he said in the translation.
“For those who have come of age and realized that reality has not been kind to you and has moved away from Final Fantasy, we hope Final Fantasy 16 will be a game that fulfills the passion you once had for the series.” had, can bring back again. “
Yoshida has been quite open about the game’s development timeline. He said in July last year that the story and English voiceover were almost done, but the game was later postponed due to COVID-19.
He also promised that there would be a big reveal later this spring, meaning it might not be long before fans find out when they can expect to play the game.
With development on Final Fantasy 16 in its final stages and 2022 marking the franchise’s 35th anniversary, it would certainly make sense for Square Enix to release its first mainline entry since 2016 this year.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally thinks about tweeting @thelastdinsdale. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.
https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-final-stages-of-development Final Fantasy 16 is in the “final stages of development”