Final Fantasy 16: even the producer doesn’t like the PS5 exclusive

final fantasy 16: be careful, your ps5 could turn into

Tom Henry

Final Fantasy 16: even the producer doesn’t like the PS5 exclusive

doesnt, exclusive, Fantasy, Final, producer, ps5

Final Fantasy 16 was released exclusively for PS5 on June 22. This did not please the players left on the sidelines… nor the game’s producer, Naoki Yoshida.

All episodes of Final Fantasy mark the history of the saga in their own way. For example, Final Fantasy 7 retains a special place thanks to all its qualities, in particular its scenario of rare richness for the time, but also because it is the first opus in 3D and that its cutscenes in images of synthesis were revolutionary. An extremely positive imprint, therefore, that Square Enix would certainly have liked to leave with Final Fantasy 16. Unfortunately, like some episodes, FF16 has divided the community. Divide is the right word since the title was released exclusively on PS5, leaving millions of fans on the sidelines. Naoki Yoshida, producer of the title, precisely evokes the subject in an interview.

Naoki Yoshida once again talks about Final Fantasy 16’s PS5 exclusive

On June 22, Final Fantasy 16 was released exclusively on PS5. Gamers who don’t own Sony’s console have only had their eyes cry. In an interview with Taiwanese YouTube channel Muyao 4 Super Player, producer Naoki Yoshida also expressed regret over FF16’s PS5 exclusivity.

Gaming platforms… I probably shouldn’t say this, but I wish there was just one. It would be better for developers and players.

Yes, like many gamers, Naoki Yoshida doesn’t really like his FF16 ending up exclusive to the PS5. Unfortunately, despite their probable desire to offer their game to as many people as possible, developers may sometimes be constrained by the reality of the market… or by decisions made in the highest echelons of their studio. FF fans can be reassured, Final Fantasy 16 will still arrive on media other than the PS5 since the exclusive contract concluded between Sony and Square Enix is ​​only temporary.

A release on PC… and on Xbox?

Indeed, Naoki Yoshida had already specified several months ago that the exclusivity of FF16 was simply six months. However, this does not mean that the game will be released on other media in December. ” If we start optimizing the PC version after the PS5 version is released, we won’t be able to optimize it in six months. “, declared the Japanese a few months ago. You will therefore have to be patient, because no release period has been communicated.

Hopefully, PC gamers will soon have the opportunity to experience the game that Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the FF saga, describes as “the ultimate Final Fantasy”. Unfortunately, we don’t know if FF16 will ever come to Xbox. However, the release of the . Final Fantasy 14 on Microsoft consoles and Square Enix’s desire to make more of its games available on Xbox make you want to believe it.

Leave a Comment