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Watch the announcement trailer for Final Fantasy 16, launching on PlayStation 5

By Tim Augustin - on 17 Sep 2020, 4:38pm

Watch the announcement trailer for Final Fantasy 16, launching on PlayStation 5

Image: Square Enix

Final Fantasy is going back to medieval times. 

Square Enix showed off a slick new trailer for Final Fantasy 16, a new entry in the smash hit RPG franchise. The game was shown during the recent PlayStation 5 showcase, and revealed to be exclusive to the next-gen console. 

Watch the trailer below:

Unlike previous entries in the series, Final Fantasy 16 seems to be doubling down on a medieval setting, without so much as a hint of advanced machinery or steampunk tech. All the main ingredients of a typical Final Fantasy game are still present however, including summons like Shiva and Ifrit, chocobos and fast-paced combat with massive monsters. 

Final Fantasy 16 will be produced by legendary Final Fantasy 14 developer Naoki Yoshida, and directed by Hiroshi Takai. The game will be developed by Creative Business Unit III, a development team headed by Yoshida that previously focused on MMORPGs.

Although the showcase revealed that Final Fantasy 16 would only be available on PlayStation 5 and PC, Square Enix later denied the existence a PC release. The game’s trailer was also taken down and reuploaded, with the ‘also available on PC’ ending card removed. Seeing as this is a new mainline Final Fantasy game, it’s likely that it’ll end up being a timed exclusive for PlayStation 5 - coming to PC later on. 

Square Enix has not revealed a release date for Final Fantasy 16, but promises more updates on the game in 2021. 

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