During the PlayStation 5 Showcase event, Square Enix and Creative Business revealed Final Fantasy XVI, the new RPG was shown on a PC hardware emulating the specifications of PS5. The game is confirmed to be coming to PC and PS5.
Check the announcement trailer down below:
As seen on the story trailer, the game seems to take place over several decades, following the story of the main character as he grows from a small boy to a grown man. The game features a medieval aesthetic unlike FFXIII and FFXV. The gameplay also seems to be more based on action and real-time combat.
The development of Final Fantasy XVI is led by Naoki Yoshida, and Hiroshi Takai. The two developers shared a few words in PlayStation’s Blog.
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!.
Final Fantasy XVI Producer, Naoki Yoshida
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!
— Final Fantasy XVI Director, Hiroshi Takai