Final Fantasy 16 is coming, for sure. When or if it will be available on PC remains a mystery. If you don’t have the PS5, you won’t be able to smash Eikons together, and Square Enix has been vague about whether we’ll be able to do it.
For the first time since Final Fantasy 15(opens in a new tab), a new mainline Final Fantasy game has been released, and in true series fashion, it features all-new characters in an entirely new setting. In terms of gameplay, it seems like a Kaiju fight film mixed with FFVII Remake.
What do we know and what do we think about Final Fantasy 16?
When is the release date for Final Fantasy 16? Is a PC version already set to be released? The PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy 16 is presently scheduled for release in the summer of 2023.
Square Enix hasn’t acknowledged the existence of a PC version since the game’s reveal video, and the PS5 version is presently being sold as an exclusive. Even if a PC version is made available at some point, the wait may be lengthy. As a result, the PC port of Final Fantasy 15 was delayed for two years before it was released.
From Sony’s 2022 State of Play, here’s the latest Final Fantasy 16 trailer.
Flashy, fast-paced fighting in the first half of our latest look at FF16, which is clearly inspired by FF7 Remake’s real-time bouts, is interspersed with political intrigue. So many faceless knights are demolished by our protagonist. Countless
The Dominant’s summons from earlier Final Fantasy games will play a large role in the tale, based on lines heard in the teaser. In addition, it appears that combat amongst Eikons will be part of the gameplay. There are two Eikons wailing on each other in the trailer’s second half, which transforms into a giant monster movie.
Watch the trailer for Final Fantasy 16.
To get a sense of what to expect from Final Fantasy 16, we may take a look at its debut trailer, which focuses on the game’s wide tones and themes. When Naoki Yoshida’s FF14 expansion teams made their spectacular CGI-based trailers, they did an excellent job of selling the action and setting up their narrative.
The prince’s personal bodyguard, Joshua, appears to be the focus of the game. Shiva, Phoenix, and Ifrit are just a few of the characters we recognize from the series.
The backdrop, which appears to be more medieval this time around, is the primary draw here, even though there isn’t much to chew on in terms of plot. In contrast to previous games in the series, when magic and monsters were combined with modern technology and automobiles, FF15 is a striking departure.
Members of the party in Final Fantasy 16 are controlled by AI. Despite Final Fantasy’s reputation for intricate party systems with deep synergy, gameplay footage shows the main character, Clive, engaging in fast-paced battles with monsters. A producer revealed that users will be able to bring party members into battle, but they will be primarily AI-controlled so that we can focus on Clive’s activities.
Final Fantasy 16’s combat will emphasize eikon brawls.
Eikons appear to play a vital role in the fighting, not just for the player character’s normal foes, but also in big monster combat with other Eikons, according to gameplay footage. The Eikons are shown slugging each other directly, with the Eikons receiving damage to their own health bars in the trailer gameplay.
Final Fantasy 16 will not have an open world.
Producer Naoki Yoshida claims that Final Fantasy 16 will not feature an open world. Developers seek to create what they call a “truly ‘global’ size” with independent playable zones by building a range of locations that feel distinct and far apart from each other.
Blight will play a major role in the plot of Final Fantasy 16.
All those proper nouns from the unveiling video now have some significance according to the new material on FF16’s website.
Square Enix claims that the world of Valisthea is home to Mothercrystals, which are gigantic, sparkling mountains. “Aether has been used for centuries to conjure magicks that allow people to enjoy comfortable and abundant lives in these beacons. This uneasy truce has lasted for many years between each of Mothercrystal’s great powers. However, when the Blight spreads, the peace of the lords is shattered.”
Eikons and Dominants, on the other hand, are the world’s most powerful beings, and humans are the vessels through which they can be summoned. Dominants can either be respected as royalty or feared depending on the country they come from.
Some of the characters from Final Fantasy 16 are included in this section.
Jill Warrick is the author of this article.