PlayStation will present a new State of Play focused on Final Fantasy XVI, showcasing more than 20 minutes of new recorded gameplay. The broadcast date is on Thursday, April 13 at 2pm PT / 5pm ET.
PlayStation, according to a blog post, will touch on FF16’s dark fantasy setting, Eikons and Dominants, “the flashy battle system teased in early trailers,” and more. It’s unknown right now if the State of Play will only focus on FF16, or if other announcements and games will make an appearance.
Ahead of Final Fantasy 16’s launch, Square Enix has released a steady stream of info about the game. We know about how long it will take to complete–80 hours–and we know it’s a dark fantasy setting with action-based battles, as opposed to turn-based combat, featuring huge Eikons. FF16 producer Naoki Yoshida said the team went for a more action-oriented direction in order to appeal to younger players. For more information, you can check out GameSpot’s Final Fantasy 16 preview.
Final Fantasy XVI is set to launch on June 22 for PlayStation 5. It will remain a PS5 exclusive for six months, but Yoshida said players shouldn’t expect a PC edition immediately after the exclusivity expires. “I will make it clear… the PC version will not come out in half a year,” Yoshida said.
If you haven’t snagged a copy yet, check out our Final Fantasy XVI preorder guide.
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