‘Final Fantasy 16’ confirms June 2023 launch date

The launch date for Final Fantasy 16 has lastly been confirmed, with the role-playing sport set for launch subsequent June.

Announced final evening (December 8) at The 2022 Game Awards, Final Fantasy 16 might be launched June 22, 2023.

Alongside the launch date, Square Enix additionally shared a brand new, revenge-driven trailer that exhibits off extra of Final Fantasy 16’s medieval setting in addition to giving gamers their first glimpse at what monsters they’ll be battling – test it out beneath.

Last month, director Hiroshi Takai mentioned that Final Fantasy 16 was about “95 per cent” finished, with the staff now principally specializing in debugging the title. “We’ve forbidden anyone to add new code in case new bugs appear,” he mentioned.

Speaking about Final Fantasy 16 earlier this 12 months, Takai mentioned: “Unlike an online game that involves many players at the same time, Final Fantasy 16 offers a different experience where it focuses on the individual player and immerses you in the story. I think it’s a very fleshed out story.”

He continued: “For those who have grown up and realised that reality isn’t kind to you and have drifted away from Final Fantasy, we hope that 16 will be a game that brings back anew the passion that you once had for the series.”

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Final Fantasy 16. Credit: Square Enix

However, following the discharge of a brand new political-heavy trailer, Takai was compelled to defend the obvious lack of range inside the medieval Europe-inspired sport. “The story we are telling is fantasy, yes, but it is also rooted in reality,” he mentioned.

“It can be challenging to assign distinctive ethnicities to either antagonist or protagonist without triggering audience preconceptions, inviting unwarranted speculation, and ultimately stoking flames of controversy,” he added.

It’s additionally been reported that FF16 will launch as a six-month unique title for the PS5, in keeping with an advert from Sony.

In different Game Award information, one attendee has been arrested after having access to the stage through the present’s finale.

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