A new Dark Souls-inspired Final Fantasy game is coming to PS5, according to an industry insider [via Comicbook].
Over the past few days, rumours have begun to emerge about a new PS5 exclusive Final Fantasy game. In conjunction with these rumours, an insider by the name of Navtra has revealed more details via Resetera:
“I believe you can expect at least one more major FF announcement in addition to updates on the currently announced stuff (XVI/Endwalker/VIIR).
“It should be a good E3 season for Square overall.
“I don’t know their exact E3 schedule, but I’m guessing based on knowledge of what games they have in development, how far in they are, and their target release dates. So take it with a grain of salt.
I” believe we’re getting two major SE reveals this June: A PS5 exclusive FF title, and a cross-gen Eidos title.
“Just to set expectations: It’s something new. Not as high-end as FFXVI or Forespoken but certainly more significant than World of FF or a remaster. Conceptually, I think it might be up many people’ alley.”
Navtra then revealed that the game will mechanically resemble the likes of Dark Souls and Bloodborne. While the new Final Fantasy isn’t entirely a “souls-like” game, it will apparently be inspired by Fromsoftware’s sub-genre:
“It’s tricky. It’s certainly Souls-inspired, but it’s not exactly what you’d imagine when you hear ‘Souls-like [Final Fantasy]’,”
It’s worth mentioning that while Square Enix does have numerous projects in the works, Navtra’s information is speculative. Therefore, you should probably take the insider’s information with a grain of salt.
That being said, the concept of a Dark Souls-inspired Final Fantasy game is entirely plausible, so perhaps the series is about to up its difficulty level!
Hopefully, we’ll hear more about Square Enix’s Final Fantasy plans as we draw closer to E3 2021.
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