Final Fantasy 16 producer tells PC users to ‘buy a PS5’

Published: 2023-01-10T22:50:29

Updated: 2023-01-10T22:50:37

In response to speculation about when Final Fantasy 16 will be released on PC, director and producer Naoki Yoshida suggested that fans “buy a PS5”.

Square Enix unveiled Final Fantasy 16 during Sony’s PS5 Showcase in late 2020, offering a glimpse into the next chapter of the long-running franchise.

The reveal trailer confirmed its PS5 exclusivity; even the video description on the Final Fantasy YouTube channel only mentioned the Sony-branded console.

However, the precedent set by FF7 Remake and Intergrade leads many to believe that a PC version will arrive after a timed exclusivity period.

And since the Game Awards 2022 trailer indicates it won’t be released on “other platforms” until December 31, 2023, the assumption is that Sony and Square Enix have signed a six-month deal. However, a prominent Final Fantasy producer has dispelled such speculation.

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Final Fantasy 16 developer dismisses PC expectations

During a recent mahjong stream, Final Fantasy 16 director and producer Naoki Yoshida, aka Yoshi-P, spoke about the ongoing speculation about timed exclusivity.

Twitter user Genki_JPN translated the developer’s comment, stating that “no one said a word about releasing a PC version.”

Yoshida went on to debunk claims that FF16 will be released on PC six months later, advising fans of the series to simply “buy a PS5”.

Since recent promos like the aforementioned Game Awards 2022 trailer have mentioned “other platforms,” ​​it seems safe to assume that Yoshida is smiling.

Fortunately, the wait for the new Final Fantasy adventure will soon come to an end. Final Fantasy 16 is due out on June 22 this year on PlayStation 5, with a PC release possibly scheduled about six months later.

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