Final Fantasy XVI’s Development Set Back by Six Months Due to COVID-19

Although everyone was quite excited about the Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker expansion, many fans of Square Enix’s franchise were looking for new information about Final Fantasy XVI, the next big title in the series.

With The Game Awards now behind, Final Fantasy fans were left wondering what’s happening with the game’s development and why Square Enix didn’t reveal anything new at the event. Today, the game’s producer Naoki Yoshida announced in a letter that work on the PlayStation 5 exclusive RPG has been set back by half a year due to COVID-19.

When last we spoke, I promised I would have more information on Final Fantasy XVI sometime later in 2021. However, I regret to inform you that I will be unable to keep that promise as complications stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have delayed the game’s development by almost half year.

Yoshida went on to explain that the pro… (read more)

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