Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy XVI, the next mainline title in the historic franchise! This game takes players on a gritty adventure to end reliance on the Crystals, the source of turmoil in the world of the game. FF XVI will be a PS5 console exclusive. Check out the new trailer below:

*Update* Producer Naoki Yoshida and Director Hiroshi Takai share their thoughts about being at the helm for FFXIV! Check out their messages below:

Final Fantasy XVI producer (that’s right, just producer) Naoki Yoshida here. How did you enjoy the trailer? The exclusive footage, comprised of both battles and cutscenes running in real-time, represents but a fraction of what our team has accomplished since the start of development on this, an all-new Final Fantasy game. In that span, the team’s size has grown from a handful of core members to a full-fledged unit that continues to polish and build upon what they have created so far, all to provide players an experience unmatched in terms of story and gameplay.

Our next big information reveal is scheduled for 2021, so in the meantime, I expect everyone to have fun speculating, as we have a lot in store—not only for Final Fantasy XVI, but for Final Fantasy XIV, too. Needless to say, I’ll be working hard on both!

— Final Fantasy XVI Producer, Naoki Yoshida

When Final Fantasy I was released, I was just another player─a young student with big dreams. By the time Final Fantasy V was in the works, I had earned myself a seat at the developers’ table… albeit at the very end. From there, I moved “online” leaving my mark on both Final Fantasy XI and XIV.

And now…XVI.

From the establishment of an all new development environment, to learning the ins-and-outs of the PlayStation 5, the team and I have taken on countless challenges during our journey to bring you the sixteenth chapter in the storied Final Fantasy franchise. And though we’re pouring our hearts and souls into this project each and every day, it may still be some time before we can get it into your hands. However, I promise it will be worth the wait!

— Final Fantasy XVI Director, Hiroshi Takai

*Update #2*

Gematsu asked Square Enix regarding information of Final Fantasy XVI’s release on other platforms including PC. The company released this statement:

“We have no further information on if FF16 will be released on platforms other than the PS5.”

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