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.
I asked Square Enix about the PC version of FF16 since it's not mentioned in the official trailer or press release.
"We have no further information on if FF16 will be released on platforms other than the PS5."
Left: Trailer from stream.
Right: Uploaded trailer. pic.twitter.com/xvmDE5ror1
— Gematsu (@gematsucom) September 16, 2020