Game News Final Fantasy 16: the PS5 exclusive could have been released on another console!
Real star of the State of Play event organized by Sony and PlayStation on the sidelines of the Summer Game Fest, Final Fantasy 16 is certainly not ready to be released, but it has been revealed more and more for a few days. In the midst of a media tour, producer Naoki Yoshida continues with interviews and slips, in one of his answers, information concerning another version of the game. Because, yes, Final Fantasy 16 could have been released on a platform other than the PS5!
- Final Fantasy 16 reveals itself like never before
- A PlayStation exclusive only?
Final Fantasy 16 reveals itself like never before
She will have been waiting for the famous trailer of Final Fantasy 16. This second demonstration of the game, since its revelation during the showcase playstation5 in September 2020, was originally supposed to be unveiled a bit earlier, but specific events were right for an early broadcast. But that’s it, during the month of June, Final Fantasy 16 was full of information and we continue to learn more thanks to the interviews that producer Naoki Yoshida recently carried out.
Among the multitude of topics discussed, the famous producer of Square Enix wanted to provide a series of details on the world of this sixteenth episode, as well as on the fights that will punctuate our expeditions in the lands of this new Final Fantasy universe. Despite its extremely busy schedule, the editorial staff of JV was also able to ask a handful of questions to Naoki Yoshida through an available interview. in this article.
A PlayStation exclusive only?
At the very end of the long-awaited trailer, Square Enix revealed a release window for Final Fantasy 16 : it will arrive in the summer of 2023, on a date yet to be determined. Until then, players who want to find out as soon as possible may be able to get their hands on a PS5 : a long-term quest, like Clive’s! However, it could have been otherwise.according to Naoki Yoshida, and that could have saved some players from having to defend themselves tooth and nail to find Sony’s latest console.
As you know, sometimes the interviews follow each other but are not alike. At the turn of the one granted to the Japanese magazine Famitsu, Naoki Yoshida mentioned that there was a time a question of developing a PS4 version of the game : an idea that was eventually abandoned in favor of the power and abilities of its younger sister, the PS5. Here is the context in which this version PS4 was quoted:
I was developing Final Fantasy 16 with a view to releasing it on PlayStation 4, so I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to improve the quality of the trailer (that of the 2020 PlayStation Showcase) (…) I could have put the pre-render, but that would have been a waste of hours of development work, and I didn’t want to do that. It’s because I wanted to make a trailer by extracting what I could enjoy as a gaming experience.