Well, talk about a pleasant surprise. We knew Final Fantasy 16 is coming, but we had no idea it would be coming this soon. To everyone's shock, FF16 producer Naoki Yoshida revealed that the game is already in the final stages of development:
Yoshida Naoki says that FF16 is already in the final stages of development, and he says the story is a very well fleshed out one.— odoriAudrey (@aitaikimochi) April 29, 2022
His comment was released in the Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary Uniqlo magazine. Here's the full translation! pic.twitter.com/X23AFqOXfJ
Final Fantasy 16 Release Date
Ok... with that coming up, and Final Fantasy 7 getting a bunch of spin-offs, Final Fantasy fans are set. Even better: Final Fantasy 16 is somewhat of a return to the roots, and a filly fleshed-out single-player experience, which he thinks will bring older fans back.
Unlike an online game that involves many players at the same time, Final Fantasy 16 offers a different experience where it focuses on the individual player and immerses you in the story.
For those who have grown up and realised that reality isn't kind to you and have drifted away from Final Fantasy, we hope that Final Fantasy 16 will be a game that can bring back anew the passion that you once had with the series.
As one of those old-school players, I gotta tell ya: I'm hyped. I was already hyped when I heard that Final Fantasy 9 might be getting a remake, but to get a whole new Final Fantasy that's taking it back to the basics? Yes, please.
Along with the announcement, we got another... well... announcement: In Spring this year, we can expect a huge... announcement. Yeah. I'm certain that this announcement will feature the official announcing of the previously announced Final Fantasy 16, so... hype.