While the release of Final Fantasy XVI is still expected for next year, we now know the duration of the PlayStation exclusivity of the next game from Square Enix and Hiroshi Takai.
Sony Video Gives PS5 FF 16 Exclusivity Duration
When Final Fantasy XVI was announced in September 2020, discussions took place about the trailer which mentioned different information between the one released by PlayStation and the one released by Square Enix.
While the trailer for the game released by Square Enix mentioned a release of the game on PC, the developer had retracted by referring only to the availability of the game on PS5. In the end, the official trailer mentioned that the game will be “not available on platforms other than the PS5 for a limited time”. On the PlayStation site, the mention seemed a little more precise since it is indicated that the game will be “not available on other consoles for a limited time”.
Until now, the duration of the PS5 exclusivity of the game was unknown, but a promotional video from Sony published today on social networks gives us the info: the PS5 exclusivity of Final Fantasy 16 is six months.
Final Fantasy 16 on PC, but also on Xbox?
When we remember Square Enix which evoked a PC version during the announcement of the game, we can legitimately think that Final Fantasy 16 will be released on PC about six months after its release on PlayStation console.
The question arises, however, as to a hypothetical Xbox version of the game. Theoretically, Final Fantasy 16 could well be released on Xbox at the same time as on PC, but experience has shown that Square Enix was in no hurry to release its licenses. on Xbox. We can cite in particular Final Fantasy VII Remake which is still not available on Xbox while it has been available since April 10, 2020 on PS5 while its exclusivity has expired since April 2021.
As of today, Final Fantasy XVI remains officially expected to release on PlayStation 5 sometime in the summer of 2023. While the exact date should be announced by the end of the year, probably during the Game AwardsNaoki Yoshida told Famitsu that the game was 955% complete and that a demo was planned.
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