Sony says ‘Final Fantasy 16’ will be a “PS5 exclusive for 6 months”

final fantasy 16 It will reportedly launch as a six-month exclusive title for the PS5, according to an announcement from Sony.

in a new ad for Sony DualSense wireless controllers (via CVG), a disclaimer under images of final fantasy 16 claims the game will be a “PS5 exclusive for six months.”

Although developer Square Enix has yet to confirm which platforms final fantasy 16 will be available at launch, Sony’s marketing suggests it will launch as a PS5 exclusive before potentially coming to PC or Xbox platforms.

Final Fantasy 7 Remakethe latest from the studio Final Fantasy release, released exclusively for PS4 in 2020. In 2021, the game was re-released on PS5, arriving on PC just six months later.

The marketing video also reiterated that final fantasy 16 is “expected” to release in the summer of 2023, which follows lead director Hiroshi Takai stating that the game is “95 percent” complete as of last week.

Final Fantasy 16. Credit: Square Enix

“We have prohibited anyone from adding new code in case new bugs appear,” added Takai, who also confirmed that the game’s release date will be confirmed before the end of 2022.

Nevertheless, final fantasy 16 It was recently criticized for director Naoki Yoshida’s comments about the diversity in the game.

Last week, Yoshida defended the lack of diversity in final fantasy 16 arguing that “the story we are telling is fantasy, yes, but it is also rooted in reality”.

Because of this, Yoshida states that final fantasy 16‘s medieval European-inspired setting limited the game’s diversity.

“Due to the underlying geographic, technological, and geopolitical constraints of this environment, Valisthea was never going to be as realistically diverse as, say, a modern Earth or even final fantasy 14 (which) has at its disposal the value of an entire planet of nations, races and cultures,” Yoshida explained.

In October, Square Enix shared a video detailing Valisthea’s politics and factions.

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