At PAX East 2023, Square Enix held both Final Fantasy XIV and XVI panels. While the former didn’t end up with a video-on-demand version, it uploaded the one with Producer Naoki Yoshida discussing the next mainline entry to YouTube after. It also shared a new trailer consisting of gameplay footage.
Here is the full video of the “Yes, You Can Pet the Torgal” panel from PAX East 2023. While the actual stream of the event ended up cutting out while it was live, this YouTube version is the full panel with no technical issues. Things begin with the Meet the Team portion of the presentation. The Final Fantasy XVI segment starts at the 5:42 mark and goes over gameplay, characters, and story elements.
Square Enix also released one of the gameplay clips from this presentation on its own. A standalone video segment shows Clive and his allies exploring different areas of the world of Valisthea.
Introducing a closer look at the world of Valisthea. #FF16 pic.twitter.com/ezqxe35Co1
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On March 24, 2023, Square Enix held a Final Fantasy XIV panel at PAX East. During it, he discussed the 7.0 graphics update, future goals, and the Heart of Sabik.
Final Fantasy XVI will come to the PS5 on June 22, 2023. There will be a six-month exclusivity period.