Final Fantasy XVI: Would Square Enix Design it for a Platform You Really Didn’t Expect?

The game’s director wants as many people as possible to play Final Fantasy XVI, which implicitly means that Sony’s console exclusivity must come to an end.


Final Fantasy XVI has only been available for PlayStation 5 for about a year now, but Square Enix has already announced a PC version, which we still don’t know when it will be released. The game’s sales have not reached the level the Japanese publisher was aiming for, so Square Enix has decided to embark on a multiplatform strategy, so games that are currently only available on one console will have to change.

Hiroshi Takai, director of Final Fantasy XVI, took to Twitter to celebrate the game’s first anniversary and hinted that he’d like to see the action RPG on Microsoft’s current-gen console: “The one year anniversary of Final Fantasy XVI is here. Thank you to everyone who played the game! On behalf of the team, I would like to extend my greetings to you all. Since then, we have also released the DLC episodes Echoes of the Fallen and The Rising Tide, and I hope everyone is enjoying them along with the main game. The development team is currently working hard on the PC version. We want to make Final Fantasy XVI available to as many people as possible, so keep an eye out for that as well. Thank you for your continued support of Final Fantasy XVI!”

With the Nintendo Switch’s hardware lagging behind even the Xbox Series S, it doesn’t seem likely that Final Fantasy XVI will make an appearance on the Big N’s hardware. (But in the case of the Switch successor, there would be a rationale for a port…) Therefore, the Xbox Series is the only option at the moment, and since the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV has recently been made available on Microsoft’s console, it seems logical that the latest episode will eventually make its way to Xbox.

If that happens, it’s likely that the full version will show up here and on PC, meaning the base game and two DLC would be part of the package.

Source: WCCFTech

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