Final Fantasy XVI Release Date

Final Fantasy XVI Release Date to Be Revealed Sometime in 2022

In an interview with Famitsu, Final Fantasy XVI Producer Naoki Yoshida revealed that a release date for the latest installment in the series will be announced sometime this year. While a window of release has been formally shared, an actual release date has yet to be disclosed. That said, Yoshida stated that consumers can expect to get the game sometime in Summer 2023, and that it isn’t expected to appear further outside of that projected window. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

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This is what Yoshida specifically had to say on the matter of the Final Fantasy XVI release date:

We’re planning to share more information at the end of the year, so I think that we’ll be able to talk about the release date around that time. But I don’t believe that it will release any later than summer.

He also spoke about the differences between developing a purely online product versus something with a more solid physical release. In the interview he stated that there were some challenges and adjustments that the team had to overcome.

However, this isn’t the only new information to appear about Final Fantasy XVI. Creative Director Kazutoyo Maehiro revealed that we won’t be seeing any surprise Eikons or summons in the game. And, of course, series staples like Moogles and Chocobos will be showing up throughout the course of Clive’s journey.

Final Fantasy XVI will appear on the PlayStation 5 in Summer 2023, with a release date to be shared sometime within 2022.


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