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.