According to producer Naoki Yoshida, Final Fantasy XVI is nearing the end of development, but there is no word on the RPG’s release date yet.
Oddly enough, Yoshida’s revelation about the development of FFXVI didn’t come from any of the usual channels like Twitter, press releases, or development update videos. Instead, it comes from a new interview by Yoshida in a free magazine currently being distributed at Uniqlo stores in Japan, as spotted by Twitter user alverich_ff14 and translated by Chronicles of video games.
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The free magazine is meant to be tied to a partnership between Uniqlo and Square Enix, in which Uniqlo is selling 16 different t-shirts, each based on one of the 16 main Final Fantasy games.
“Development of the latest game, Final Fantasy XVI, is in its final stages,” Yoshida said in the magazine. “Final Fantasy XVI aims to integrate the story and gaming experience into a single player game. Unlike online, which depicts multiple players at once, Final Fantasy XVI focuses on the individual. This makes the story more engaging. It’s a very dense story. As an adult, I learned about society and said to myself: ‘Reality isn’t as easy as a video game.’ I hope that those who have left Final Fantasy will remember how exciting their passion for video games was back then.”
As noted by VGCYoshida said last October that Square Enix was nearing the final stages of development, and during a broadcast at the Tokyo Game Show earlier that year, he said that FFXVI’s development team was working on perfecting it. The ultimate side quests for the game. In December 2021, Yoshida says FFXVI news will come in spring 2022. That news hasn’t come out yet, unless this free magazine is what he’s talking about, but last month a new Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary website was launched and it teased that we might get info on upcoming titles soon.
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[Source: Video Games Chronicle]
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