Final Fantasy 16: PS5 exclusive could miss TGS 2021

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Final Fantasy 16 could miss TGS 2021, the game’s producer has revealed. Naoki Yoshia, known to his fans as Yoshi-P, gave us an insight into the PS5 game’s development during a recent Final Fantasy 14 stream.

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Yoshia, who also direct the Final Fantasy MMO, says that the main story is now set in stone. Not only that, Square Enix have nearly wrapped voice recordings for Final Fantasy 16, including English. While the project seems to be coming along nicely, there’s a chance we won’t see the PS5 exclusive appear at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.

Translating a recent Final Fantasy 14 developer stream, @aitaikimochi says that Yoshida doesn’t want to drip feed information. She suggests that the next team we FF16, it will be a proper deep dive into the JRPG sequel. We should also get a PS5 release date, too. Here’s a quote from Yoshida:

We have all the scenarios set in stone already, and the voice recording for the English version is in its final stages. Development is going well. It’s quite difficult to make sure the quality is amazing. We want the next announcement to be something where everyone watches an says “I’m going to buy this game!” Thus, we are putting a lot of effort to make sure the quality is great […] I want to show something at TGS, but I’m not sure if we will make that deadline. I don’t like throwing out bits to string people along with small updates, so I want to show it when it’s ready.

So far, Final Fantasy 16 has only been confirmed for PS5. It’s unclear whether it will eventually come to other platforms.

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In other Final Fantasy news, Square Enix plan to release the first three games in their Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection later this month. They will hit PC first via Steam before launching on iOS and Android. Console ports have yet to be announced.

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