Final Fantasy XVI director Naoki Yoshida announced in an interview for UNIQLO magazine that the game is in the final stage or “finale” of development. According to Yoshida, the game “aims to unify the story and gameplay experiences” with an individual focus rather than the multiplayer approach of FFXIV. He also hopes it brings enthusiasm to people who grew up into adults and drifted away from Final Fantasy.
The fashion brand, UNIQLO, is collaborating with Square Enix for 16 different t-shirts for mainline Final Fantasy titles. Fans who purchase two or more shirts from the Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary UT collection gain a special deck of collectible cards. The t-shirt collection goes live for sale on May 16th both online and in stores.
Final Fantasy XVI is coming to PS5 as a console exclusive and more information is coming this Spring as the game finishes development. In the meantime, stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!