We already have a release window for Final Fantasy 16: Summer 2023. It’s being planned for release on the PlayStation 5 and PC.
Revealed at today’s Sony State of Play event, Final Fantasy 16 also got a new trailer, the first look at gameplay after previous cinematics.
During that gameplay trailer, titled “Dominance,” we got a good look at how combat will unfold, as well as some new details about the world of Valisthea. There was also a significant focus on summons, showing battles with Titan, Shiva, Ifrit, and more.
“Hopefully with this preview, you all were able to get a better picture of what actual gameplay will entail — namely, high-octane battles featuring our protagonist Clive Rosfield wielding a full arsenal of attacks unique to the game’s many Eikons (summons),” producer Yoshida Naoki said in a PlayStation Blog post published after the State of Play. “Not to mention epic clashes between the Eikons themselves that put you right in the action.”
Final Fantasy 16 was first announced for PS5 back in September of last year, at which time it was also originally announced for PC, then retracted — seeming to be a timed exclusive of some kind. The game had already completed “basic development” by October, and we’ve since gotten more details about its heroes, world, and story, as well as the six realms it takes place in.
Yoshida confirmed in the blog post that Final Fantasy 16 is now “is fully playable from start to finish,” though the development team still faces a number of challenges in the final stretch.
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