Final Fantasy XVI Gets Summer 2023 Release Window & Spectacular New Trailer

Today, during the latest State of Play broadcast, Square Enix revealed a brand new trailer of Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI
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Today, during the latest State of Play broadcast, Square Enix revealed a brand new trailer of Final Fantasy XVI.

The trailer showcased plenty of cutscenes and also a look at gameplay, providing a new glimpse at many characters that will appear, alongside well-known summons.

When does Final Fantasy XVI come out?

While we did not get a precise release date for Final Fantasy XIV, we now know that the release window is in the summer of 2023 for PS5, which means about a year away.

The announcement was also accompanied by a message from Director Naoki Yoshida and one from Director Hiroshi Takai, which you can read in the tweet below.

Below you can also read an official description directly from Square Enix.

“Final Fantasy XVI brings players into a world where Eikons are powerful and deadly creatures that reside within Dominants—a single man or woman who is blessed with the ability to call upon their dreaded power. The story follows Clive Rosfield, a young man dedicated to mastering the blade, who is dubbed the First Shield of Rosaria and tasked to guard his younger brother Joshua—the Dominant of the Phoenix. Unexpected events set Clive on a dark and dangerous road to revenge.”

Final Fantasy XVI is described as a temporary console exclusive for PS5, which means that a PC release is also likely. The PS5 console exclusivity has been explicitly described as temporary when the game was originally announced..

You can also read the first comments from producer Naoki Yoshida and director Hiroshi Takai and check out the previous reveal.

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