Final Fantasy 16 is due out later this year and promises the next installment in Square Enix’s titanic RPG series.
Coming to PS5, Final Fantasy 16 It seems to go back to the medieval roots of earlier games, with its exciting trailers boasting a plethora of medieval castles, swords, shields, and spells. However, the game’s combat mechanics seem far removed from the peaceful turn-based battles of previous games in the series. Instead, it looks like we’ll be witnessing frantic third-person action. Final Fantasy 7 Remake i Final Fantasy 15.
Final Fantasy 16 comes from the same team that bought us Final Fantasy 14; a wildly successful MMORPG, critically acclaimed for its excellent storytelling. If they can bring the same style and nuances 16 that they bought 14, then players will have a nice ride. Combine that with the game’s impressive graphics and we may have an RPG on the horizon that neatly blends the style AND substance.
Final Fantasy 16: get to the point
- What is this? Another title in the Final Fantasy series for single player
- When can I play it? June 22, 2023
- On which can I play it? PS5 (PC may go)
Final Fantasy 16 release date and platforms
Final Fantasy 16 will debut on June 22, 2023 on PS5. This was confirmed at The Game Awards 2022 with a brand new trailer. That puts it among some stiff competition, given that Diablo 4 just revealed a June release date.
Sony has now confirmed it Final Fantasy 16 it’s actually exclusive to PS5, as such it’s only for 6 months. It will probably be announced soon on PC platforms. This information was included in latest trailer. (opens in a new tab)
Final Fantasy 16 trailers
During The Game Awards 2022, the latest game trailer Final Fantasy 16 was shown. It centered around Clive, the main character of the game. It’s mostly a movie, with a bit of gameplay spread evenly throughout. You can watch it below:
We have included the key Final Fantasy 16 trailers throughout this article you can find all FF16 trailers that have been released so far The official YouTube channel of Square Enix. (opens in a new tab)
The story and setting of Final Fantasy 16
Now we know it Final Fantasy 16story and adventure will take place in a land called Valistea.
The world is linked to six different mother crystals that have been around for generations. During this time, six mighty nations have formed around the Mothercrystals, and each place now lives in relative peace. As always with Final Fantasy, the blessings granted by the Mothercrystals allowed these powers to flourish and their people to live in comfort.
Of course, we also learn that the crystals were the cause of “countless wars” that eventually led to the formation of the six nations present in the game: the Grand Duchy of Rosaria, the Holy Sanbreque Empire, the Waloed Kingdom, the Dhalmekian Republic, the Iron Kingdom, and the Crystal Dominion.
Each place looks at the world differently, which of course leads to some political disagreements between nations. However, we do know that the emergence of something called “The Plague” that is spreading across the land is driving these various powers to despair. This is where we’ll probably start the game; in the midst of this turbulent time.
In a radio interview Kotaku) producer Naoki Yoshida said that during Final Fantasy 16 will be “action-oriented”, “turns into a Final Fantasy that has both story and action.” According to Yoshida, steps are being taken to accommodate players who prefer story over action, saying “We want people to enjoy the story, so we’re putting together a mode for those who want to focus on the story.”
It seems like the story may touch on more mature themes, as he added, “I think when you become an adult, you also understand suffering. And so people who grew up on Final Fantasy also know the real world. But even then, they want to enjoy the fantasy again. They can get something out of it and they are able to contemplate things. I think I’d like to make a topic out of it [for the game]”.
Final Fantasy 16 gameplay
Final Fantasy 16 it’s an action RPG, which means you shouldn’t expect turn-based combat from older entries, it’s more like it Final Fantasy 15 Instead. We are aware of that too Final Fantasy 16 will not be open world, but Naoki Yoshida confirms that he will “find inspiration in them”.
Clive Rosfield is the main character and will be joined by a series of AI-controlled companions in battles. The teaser website explains that he is the firstborn son of Archduke Rosaria and is responsible for protecting his younger brother Joshua, who happens to be holding the Phoenix Dominant.
Due to Joshua’s connection to the Eikon Phoenix, Clive received the Phoenix Blessing, granting him the ability to use part of the flame and the power of the Eikon to become stronger. As the story unfolds, we learn that Clive is “drawn into a great tragedy”.
Finally, Jill Warrick is the young girl we first meet in the first trailer. She is friends with Clive and Joshua as she was taken from her homeland in the Northern Territories at a young age – a country that swore allegiance to the Grand Duchy of Rosaria – to negotiate a peace between the two powers.
You will know the term eikon if you have played Final Fantasy 14: Rise of the Kingdomwhere they are referred to as Primals. The official website tells us that eicons “dwell in special beings called Dominants. How Dominants are treated varies by kingdom – in some they are revered as royalty, while in others they are sent to the front as weapons of war.”
Commenting on the gameplay in an interview for the Japanese website Comic Book Days (By VGC), still in August 2022, Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida expressed concerns that some fans would not like the action-based change. stated:
“We want the world, especially the younger generation, to play this game. Besides, today’s mainstream games are intuitive games where you press a button and the character shoots a pistol or wields a sword, and the traditional RPG style, turn-based combat on command is no longer familiar to them. It’s also a fact that people are becoming less familiar with the old-fashioned style of RPGs where you fight by choosing turn-based commands. That’s why the battles in Final Fantasy 16 are very action-driven.”
Continuing further, Yoshida admits that the game won’t please everyone, stating “Obviously, I don’t think we’ll be able to please everyone, so I told everyone on the team that the first thing we need to do is do something we think is fun and make sure I hope it reaches people who like it.”
News from Final Fantasy 16
Final Fantasy 16 will be “like God of War,” says the director
In a recent interview Final Fantasy 16 the director revealed that the title will be “like God of War”. Conversation with the residents at play wellto me (opens in a new tab)d.comproducer Naoki Yoshida and directors Ryota Suzuki and Hiroshi Takai talked about their inspirations for the game, quoting god of war i Game of Thrones as a key factor influencing their work.
Microsoft claims that FF16 will not go to Xbox consoles
While we know it Final Fantasy 16 has a 6-month PS5 exclusivity period, it was expected that the game could then head to Xbox. According to comments from Microsoft (by Eurogamer (opens in a new tab)), Sony “has reached agreements with third-party publishers that require Xbox to be ‘excluded'”.
The report then goes on to include examples of the games Microsoft is talking about:
“Some outstanding examples of these agreements include Final Fantasy VII remake (Square Enix), Carried by blood (From Software), upcoming Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix) and recently announced Silent Hill 2 remastered [sic] (Bloober syndrome).”
These comments were made in response to an FTC lawsuit against Xbox. For now, there is no confirmation as to whether these “foreclosure” agreements are real. This is worth noting Final Fantasy 7 Remake still hasn’t arrived on Xbox platforms despite being released in April 2020 even though Final Fantasy 16 comes to Xbox platforms, we may have to wait a bit.