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Final Fantasy XVI is Picking up Steam on the Final Stretch

Work on Final Fantasy XVI is slowly coming to an end. New information about Square Enix's upcoming game - including, hopefully, a release date - is expected later this spring.

In November it will be six years since the release of Final Fantasy XV. Admittedly, this popular jRPG series has returned in the meantime in the form remake of the iconic seventh installment but the next full-fledged game from Square Enix's series is yet to come. Since the impressive announcement from September 2020 we received, unfortunately, very little information about it. Another portion was supposed to revealed four months ago, but the coronavirus pandemic thwarted the developer's plans.

However, what is delayed is not lost. Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida, who at one time promised that the title would be revealed in spring 2022, recently gave an interview to Uniqlo UT. One of his statements suggests that work on the sixteenth game is not only going well, but is nearing completion.

The developer also assured that one of the biggest advantages of FFXVI - at least in his opinion - will be "an engaging, deep storyline. Its nature is meant to reflect the fact that Final Fantasy fans have grown up as the series has developed, so the story has to live up to their new expectations.

Let me remind you that FFXVI will probably be released on PlayStation 5 first, and then on PC. However, it doesn't seem like it will happen any sooner than late 2022 - if not in 2023.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.

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