Square Enix has revealed Final Fantasy 16 will receive a small day one patch but it is not necessary to play the game.
With just days to go before the release of Final Fantasy 16, the developers have announced that there will be a small day one patch. However, it will not be necessary to play the game.
Final Fantasy 16 Will Have A Day One Patch
The patch will be to fix a variety of small issues. However, the developers still wish to apologise to players. They have stated that the team “didn’t want to do any pre-release or release day updates”.
This news dropped during a FF16 livestream which saw producer Naoki Yoshida announce that the update would come “before the day one release.” He also went on to explain how it will work for digital and physical owners.
“If you have the digital version and you’ve already downloaded on the system and if your PS5 is hooked up to the internet, it will download this automatically, and it will be ready for day one so people will be ready to play as soon as the game unlocks,” Yoshida explained.
He also made sure to assure players that they will still be able to play the game even if they are unable to install the update.
“This is a rapid patch, so it’s not necessary to actually play the game. So those of you who don’t have an internet connection, and maybe can’t get it in time, you will still be able to play the game.”
Day One Patch Notes
For those interested in these minor issues. You can see the full day one patch notes here:
- Fix a control flag issue that can make progress impossible under very specific circumstances.
- Fix an issue wherein the game could close unexpectedly under very specific circumstances.
- Optimise performance in several places
- Fix some minor text errors
Final Fantasy 16 will launch on June 22 exclusively to PlayStation 5.
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