Fans of Final Fantasy XVI may not have to wait too long as it seems that the game has been in development for quite some time.
Who said it and why should we believe it? Oh, just Jason Schreier, and we know that his track record for these kinds of info is more or less accurate.
As a guest on the Triple Click podcast, Schrier points out that “he’s heard from people who know the game, who have worked on the game or are familiar with the game’s development, that it’s actually been in development for at least four years in some capacity so it’s coming sooner than people think.“
Seeing the trailer again, it does lend some credence to the claim, as the trailer looks chock full of story references and scenes already that show an actual game rather than simply an announcement trailer.
Fans should probably not expect this game to be out this year though, or maybe even next year. Personally, this sounds and looks like a 2022 release if anything but hey, the sooner the better, right? There are a lot of games to tide us over until then, like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, and even the new God of War.
Final Fantasy XVI is currently touted as a timed console exclusive for the PlayStation 5.