Square Enix wants to showcase Final Fantasy 16 at the Tokyo Game Show this year, but there’s potentially bad news for fans.
During a State of Play event last year, Final Fantasy 16 was revealed to the world. The footage that we saw got fans of the series excited for the next installment of the beloved RPG franchise.
The Tokyo Game Show takes place later in the year between September 30th and October 3rd. As reported by VGC, Square Enix wants to be at the show to show more of Final Fantasy 16, but unfortunately, that might not be possible.
Speaking during a Final Fantasy 14 livestream (translated by Aitai Kimochi), Naoki Yoshida, director of FF14 and producer of FF16 revealed that Square Enix might not be able to meet the deadline for the TGS.
Say it isn’t so!
When talking about the prospect of Final Fantasy 16 appearing at the show, Yoshida said: “We really want to show something for Tokyo Game Show 2021, but we probably can’t make that deadline… we definitely want to show it, but isn’t it better if when we do, you’re able to play it right after?”
“I personally don’t like it when small bits of info is release to string people along. I talked about this with the team and director Takai-san. We want to reveal something where people will say, ‘I want to play it now! Release it now!’ And we can reply, ‘sure, here you go!’
“I know as a company they want us to show it at TGS at the very least.”
There is some good news
While it might be disappointing to learn that Final Fantasy 16 might not be at the TGS this year, Yoshida did reveal during the livestream that the development of the RPG is going well.
“Development is going well,” said Yoshida. “It’s quite difficult to make sure the quality is amazing. We want the next announcement to be something where everyone says, ‘I’m going to buy this game!’ Thus, we are putting a lot of effort to make sure the quality is great.”
Do you still hope that Final Fantasy 16 will appear at the Tokyo Game Show? Let us know across our social media channels. There is currently no release date for Final Fantasy 16, but we do know that it will release on PlayStation 5 (and maybe PC).
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