In an interview with GameInformer, Naoki Yoshida of Creative Business Unit III revealed that the team currently has no plans for Final Fantasy XVI DLC. Yoshi-P notes that the game is fully priced (at $69.99) and that he wants players to be satisfied with the experience they paid for. The full quote is below:
“It’s a one-off game,” Yoshida tells me. “We’re asking players to pay the full price for this experience, and so we want an experience that’s going to equal the amount of money that players are going to be paying and we want them to have satisfaction equal to what they paid or even more than that.
“We have no idea if people are going to fall in love with Valisthea and fall in love with Clive’s story and want to see more of the world and more of its characters,” Yoshida says. “So while we always want to consider DLC or spinoffs or those types of things where you can learn more about the game, first we want to see if Valisthea and Clive are really things players around the world want to see more of and then make that decision.”
In summary, Creative Business Unit III wants to wait and see if the fans want DLC. Will Valisthea live up to the hype surrounding it right now? We’ll have to wait and see how the game is received. Almost assuredly though, we’ll be getting DLC of some sort.
Looking at the last two mainline Final Fantasy titles, Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy VII Remake, it’s clear Square is no stranger to offering downloadable content in Final Fantasy titles. XV, in particular, received a massive amount of DLC in the form of “Episodes”, while VII Remake received the INTERmission DLC with Yuffie on PlayStation 5.
Final Fantasy XVI DLC will most likely happen, but it just might take a while for it to get announced and released. For all things Final Fantasy, be sure to stick around here at Final Weapon, especially as the PlayStation Showcase airs tomorrow!