Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida has revealed that the game’s primary language for recording is British English, with the development team working on the Japanese dub at a later date.
Here’s what Yoshida-san had to say during a Japanese interview posted on YouTube, translated by DualShockers:
We’ve been prioritizing English voice recording. And we’re specifically doing it in British English. We’re using facial capture, so later on, we won’t have to adjust by hand each of the faces during cutscenes. And it’s full capture, as in, the motion capture actors are also doing the voice acting simultaneously.
Well, we’re not doing it for every single cutscene though. But anyway, that’s why English dubbing has progressed the most. The Japanese dubbing will start soon.
Earlier this month, Square Enix revealed that English voice recording for Final Fantasy 16 was nearly complete, but fans shouldn’t expect the game to appear at the Tokyo Game Show 2021.
Final Fantasy 16 is currently in development for PS5 and PC with a release date yet to be announced.