According to a recruitment page found on Square Enix’s career website, Final Fantasy XVI’s basic development and scenario production are complete. The website even says
“We have already completed basic development and scenario production, and are continuing to create large-scale resources and build boss battles while expanding our various development tools,” It goes on to say “Also, most of our staff are carrying out their work remotely.”
It seems Square Enix is also looking to hire staff for large-scale cutscenes, character actions, and so forth.
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