Sadly, it will be a PS5 exclusive.
Square Enix, the maker of final fantasy games is planning on introducing the next installment in line for the popular role-playing games. The studio also claimed that the next project which is the Final Fantasy XVI game will be the most stunning final fantasy game ever.
The game is supposedly going to introduce some new elements as compared to the older installments but will also be taking inspiration from some games like Final Fantasy 7 remake and Final Fantasy 15. The game is rumored to be breaking away from one long-time tradition of the final fantasy games as well.
Here is everything we know about final Fantasy XVI so far:
Plot and Characters
Square Enix recently launched an official website for Final Fantasy XVI. On the website, we can get some insight into what we can expect from the upcoming game including the story arc that will be introduced in this installment.
According to the website, the game is set in the land of Valisthea and is supposedly full of Mothercrystals, which according to the website are “glittering mountains of crystal that tower over the six realms around them, blessing them with aether.”
The people living in that world have been using the mother crystals as an everyday necessity and taking advantage of the benefits the crystals come with. People conjure magick using these crystals to ease their way of living.
However, the Blight threatens the peace in Valisthea and deadly creatures called Eikons who reside in Dominants who are at major ranks or places of importance in the world. Clive Rosefield, one of the main characters is now on the path of revenge.
Along with Clive, Joshua and Jill Warrick will be joining the fray as leading characters.
Final Fantasy 16 Release Date and Expectations
So far, we have only received one trailer of the game and many speculations have been made from the trailer. One prominent speculation claims that Final Fantasy XVI might finally be giving up the party system since Clive seems to be alone in his journey for revenge.
The fans are also expecting that there will be more interesting things to do in the open-world settings as compared to the older installments. Fans have complained in Final Fantasy SV about the lack of interesting things to do other than quests.
The combat system of the game must also be given a retouch since fans have often complained about not having proper control over their characters during the fights. And the 16th installment will supposedly be more focused on the story this time.
AS for the release date, no official announcement has been made by the game maker as of now about the release date. The fans and players are expecting new information to be released in this year’s spring. The game is expected to release as early as the end of this year or before the first half of next year.