By Patrick Aguda / September 16th, 2020
During the PlayStation 5 Showcase, Square Enix unveiled the debut trailer for Final Fantasy XVI. The trailer was captured on PC and features the series’ return to a fantasy setting. You can check out the new trailer below.
PlayStation 5 Showcase (Starts at 1:00:29)
Naoki Yoshida will act as producer and Hiroshi Takai will direct the game. Yoshida is the producer and director for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (and all subsequent expansions) while Takai has previously directed The Last Remnant. You can check out messages from both staff members below.
Message from Naoki Yoshida:
Final Fantasy XVI producer (that’s right, just producer) Naoki Yoshida here. How did you enjoy the trailer? The exclusive footage, comprised of both battles and cutscenes running in real-time, represents but a fraction of what our team has accomplished since the start of development on this, an all-new Final Fantasy game. In that span, the team’s size has grown from a handful of core members to a full-fledged unit that continues to polish and build upon what they have created so far, all to provide players an experience unmatched in terms of story and gameplay.
Our next big information reveal is scheduled for 2021, so in the meantime, I expect everyone to have fun speculating, as we have a lot in store—not only for Final Fantasy XVI, but for Final Fantasy XIV, too. Needless to say, I’ll be working hard on both!
Message from Hiroshi Takai:
When Final Fantasy I was released, I was just another player─a young student with big dreams. By the time Final Fantasy V was in the works, I had earned myself a seat at the developers’ table… albeit at the very end. From there, I moved “online” leaving my mark on both Final Fantasy XI and XIV.
From the establishment of an all new development environment, to learning the ins-and-outs of the PlayStation 5, the team and I have taken on countless challenges during our journey to bring you the sixteenth chapter in the storied Final Fantasy franchise. And though we’re pouring our hearts and souls into this project each and every day, it may still be some time before we can get it into your hands. However, I promise it will be worth the wait!
You can check out some screenshots below.
Final Fantasy XVI is in development for PlayStation 5 and PC. More information is scheduled to release in 2021.
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