Final Fantasy XVI is announced with Naoki Yoshida of Final Fantasy XIV as producer

    
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Final Fantasy XVI is announced with Naoki Yoshida of Final Fantasy XIV as producer

Surprising absolutely no one, Final Fantasy XVI is going to happen! Yes, it turns out Square-Enix is continuing its flagship series, we’re all shocked. The reveal today took the form of a four-minute trailer for the game along with a blog post on the official PlayStation site, announcing the game in the words of director Hiroshi Takai and producer… Naoki Yoshida. Yes, that’s Final Fantasy XIV’s Yoshi-P, even though this time he’s not taking on both roles at the same time.

Little is known about the game beyond the title and the trailer at this time; Yoshida states he’s excited to do more with FFXIV as well as producing FFXVI, but it is notable that Takai also has experience on Final Fantasy XI. The trailer’s limited gameplay teases show a lone young man fighting things in what appears to be real-time combat, but no interface elements are shown, and the apparent protagonist is not even given a name. While the game doesn’t actually have the “online” branding of the previous MMO entries and may well be a single-player title, at this point all we can do is watch the trailer… and wait for more info about the game currently planned for PC and PlayStation 5.

Source: Playstation blog. Cheers, Tony!
Update
So apparently Sony’s trailer revelation that the game will launch on PC was either made in error or in haste, as Square has since walked it back, saying it has “no further information on if [FFXVI] will be released on platforms other than the PS5.” As VG247 convincingly argues, it seems likely that Sony merely jumped the gun, noting that analysts have already sussed out that the game will hit PS5, then PC half a year later, and other consoles half a year after that.

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Is it too early to shout “INJECT IT INTO MY VEINS!” yet? …probably, but this and FFVII: Remake parts 2-?? are what I’m likely going to eventually get a PS5 for.

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Bryan Cole

There was definitely FFXIV music in there in a rearranged fashion so what I’m wondering is how much does this one tie in if at all to FFXIV. It also mentioned “two realms” in one of the dialog scenes. Now, if it doesn’t that’s fine and is par for the course, however….I would LOVE for the single player games to finally start to connect to the rest of the franchise as a whole meta arc, multiverse, etc that FFXIV has already been showing us is possible with the Shadowbringers expansion taking us to the First.

Basically I just want to see FFXI get remade so I can revisit it with today’s modern engines, muahahaha so of course my mind goes in these directions.

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Eamil

The First is still part of the FFXIV world, though – all of the shards are the same as the Source geographically, and only differ in terms of their history after dividing. It’s not a story element intended to unify the games in the franchise into a coherent multiverse, and trying to shoehorn it into that would contradict a lot of already-established plot elements.

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MrNastyButler

Neat…I guess? I dunno. The trailer looks nice but the cutscenes and the story I saw in it kind of turn me off. Gameplay, what little we could see, didn’t really excite me that much either. I’ll still hold of judgement on it till it gets closer.

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Dug From The Earth

It looks beautiful… but it looks like FF15, just in a more medieval setting. (which im fine with… I just miss the days when FF didnt require you to have action game twitch skill in order to play it)

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Loopy

To be honest, if i didn’t know better i’d think the cinematic was for some FFXIV DLC or expansion. It doesn’t look like a next gen FF game that i was expecting.

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Rndomuser

Minor correction – this game is not planned for PC. It is natural to assume that the game will come on PC since trailer shows that it was captured on PC but this was not officially announced.

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Greaterdivinity

https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-16-announced-for-pc/

It is, the endslate confirmed PS5 console exclusivity and “also available on PC”

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Louie

“While the trailer shown during the PlayStation 5 Showcase included a footnote that Final Fantasy XVI is “also coming to PC,” the official announcement and trailer published by Square Enix do not mention a PC version. When asked about a PC version, the company told Gematsu: “We have no further information on if Final Fantasy XVI will be released on platforms other than the PS5.””

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I would be blown away if it didn’t come to PC, but probably not until a year after the console release like XV.

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Rndomuser

Yea, pretty much – it may come to other platforms later, and not only PC, but it is not known when this will happen and without official announcement it’s just a speculation now.

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Armsman

Sony wants to drive sales of their new PS5 Console, so yeah, they’ll stick to the “no info on PC version” for a while. :)

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Rndomuser

Once again, there is no official announcement that PC version will be released, not according to any official source. The official source would be this or this.

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Sorenthaz

About time they move back to a more medieval style of Final Fantasy game. Guess this’ll be really easy for him to figure out collab content between the two games, assuming (because they did refer to the summons as ‘eikons’ in the trailer) that there isn’t going to be a deeper plot twist that directly ties the two together.

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Haxton

Eikon has been used as a term for primal or summon before XIV tho.

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Louie

Are you sure? As far as I know the only other word in the series that’s similar is Eidolon which is in IX, XIII, and the 3D remake of IV.

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Ysayle was right

Or at a stretch Esper, in VI and XII.

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BigAngry

Eikon has indeed been used as the Garlean Empire’s term for a primal/summon in FFXIV, yes.

EDIT: Whoops, misread Haxton’s comment, thought there was an “before in XIV” and not “before XIV” my bad.

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TomTurtle

I’m interested in a more medieval style fantasy. I hope this one won’t be undercooked like the last.

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Java Jawa

Finally fantasy themed!

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Bruno Brito

I have absolutely no interest in FF beyond Tactics ( and the advances ) and FF4/5/6, but i’m happy for everyone who got a new Final Fantasy.

All i want is a FFT mmo, with actual character building and progression.