Final Fantasy XVI PC Version in “Final Stages Of Optimization”

    In a new interview with Game Informer, Naoki Yoshida confirmed that the PC version of Final Fantasy XVI is in the “final stages of optimization”. More specifically, on the topic of release, he said “it won’t be too distant in the future; it won’t be a year, it won’t be two years, it will probably be shorter than that, so stay tuned.” 

    Additionally, Yoshida confirmed that the team intends to release a demo prior to the full PC release. This will allow players to test out the game on their hardware and determine if it will adequately run on their system.

    Final Fantasy XVI was developed by Creative Business Unit III, led by Director Hiroshi Takai and Producer Naoki Yoshida. CBUIII is behind the critically acclaimed MMO Final Fantasy XIV, which continues to grow each year.

    Clive Rosfield is the main protagonist of the title, voiced by Ben Starr. He is the only playable character, as the game has a high action focus, or at least more so than previous Final Fantasy titles. Combat design has been directed by Ryota Suzuki, who was a key member of the Devil May Cry 5 and Dragon’s Dogma combat design teams. 

    Final Fantasy XVI was launched on June 22, 2023, exclusively on PlayStation 5. In 2024, the new Final Fantasy XVI DLC will be released in the form of The Rising Tide. A PC version could also be released this year.

    Be sure to check out our Final Fantasy XVI review and our Final Fantasy XVI: Echoes of the Fallen review while waiting for news on the PC release!

    Noah Hunter
    Noah Hunter
    Noah is Final Weapon’s Editor-in-Chief. He co-founded the website in June 2019 and has been writing for it ever since. In total, he has over five years of writing experience across many publications, including IGN Entertainment. His favorite series include Xeno and Final Fantasy.

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