Naoki Yoshida, director of the highly anticipated Final Fantasy 16, has revealed that development of the game is now in its final stages.
Speaking with Uniqlo’s magazine regarding the release of the 35th anniversary t-shirts for Final Fantasy, Yoshida-san provided a brief update on the next chapter in the long-running franchise.
Right now the development of FF16 is in its final stage. As a single player game, we are aiming to integrate story and gameplay even further. Different to a game where many people play online at the same time, the extent to which the game has an individual focus changes how immersed you are in the story. I think it’s become a story with quite a lot of depth.
To people who have grown up, entered working society and think “reality isn’t as easy-going as a video game”, and at some point ended up separating from Final Fantasy, we want to want them to remember their passion from back then. We’re making the game with that intention.
Final Fantasy 16 is currently in development for the PS5, although Square Enix has yet to commit to a release date.
[Source – ResetEra]