Final Fantasy 16: soon to be finished, the game reveals its release window

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Fans of Final Fantasy are thrilled. The next installment of the Japanese license, Final Fantasy 16 (XVI) is in the final phase of its development strong>, and it is very likely that we will be able to browse his dark fantasy universe much faster than expected!

Final Fantasy 16: almost finished, the game reveals its exit window

Final Fantasy 16: a little more patience

The next opus Final Fantasyhas heavy ambitions, those of renewing the formula of the greatest Japanese RPG license, notwithstanding the fans of Dragon Quest. The game will have to be able to raise the formula to a grave; the strength of his arms after a Final Fantasy 15 judged; more than disappointing by the fans. The first images of Final Fantasy 16are dantesque and foresee a very different universe from this one. what the series has accustomed us to, boasting of being the opus “the darkest in the history of the license“. Seeing the trailers, we can only understand this point of view, anchoring the game in a medieval universe seeing several great kingdoms oppose each other for the control of powers basic.

In an interview (in Japanese) with to the media Famitsu, Hiroshi Takai, creator of Final Fantasy 16, was questioned on several points. The first being the progress of the game, this one would be “95% finished“, and that he forbade anyone from adding new code in case new bugs appeared. He then spoke about the potential release date of the game, for now estimated. e from summer 2023:

We plan to announce some additional information before the end of the year, so I think we can reveal the release date [of Final Fantasy 16] at that time. I don't think we will go beyond that. this shouldn't be a problem for the release date. A playable demo will be available very soon after the announcement, so as not to keep players waiting too long.

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Final Fantasy 16:the most ambitious opus?

For now, the release window for Final Fantasy XVI is therefore fixed at around the summer 2023, maybe around fall if development and bug fixing gets delayed. We are never at free from issues that may impact game development. FF16will be the first game to fit into the PEGI-18 category, it's up to you. tell to be strongly discouraged; to a non-adult audience. To drastically change from previous games, it is important to vary its sources, and the game does not deny its inspiration on the side of the game. from George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones series and Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher saga.The truth is especially that the development team is largely a fan of these licenses. .jpg” alt=”Final Fantasy 16: soon to be completed, the game unveils its release window” />

The developers also understood that their audience has grown up, and that's one of the reasons why the game has become more mature according to Hiroshi Takai: “We didn't want to make things more violent or extreme. Just show them in the most realistic and natural way possible. hitting someone with a sword does not seem natural with current graphical capabilities. This accentuates the dissonance between the player and the game.The nations of the territory of Valisthea fight in wars against each other. large scale for the control of its crystals, and also of the Eikons (equivalent to invocations, since we see in the trailers Bahamut, Titan, Garuda, Shiva, Leviathan and Ifrit ) and their respective emissaries. But unlike summons, the development team wants them to remain very few in number.