Final Fantasy XVI is one of the most anticipated titles of the new generation. Announced with a presentation trailer at the PlayStation event in September 2020, this new installment of Square Enix’s legendary RPG saga aimed to arrive sooner than expected, but the state of the game that we had a few months ago has suffered setbacks.
The project’s own producer, Naoki Yoshida, has signed a statement that the franchise’s official accounts have shared through social networks. In it, it is highlighted that there will be no development news because it has been delayed for half a year by the pandemic, so its effects place us at a new date to see something else.
“Greetings everyone. Last time I spoke, I promised to release more information on Final Fantasy XVI sometime in late 2021. However, I regret to report that it will not be possible to fulfill that promise due to complications due to the COVID pandemic. -19, which has delayed the development of the game by almost half a year, “says Yoshida.
“We have had to decentralize work by allowing workers to continue their work from home. Unfortunately, this has hampered communication with the Tokyo office which, in turn, has led to delays – and sometimes cancellations – in deliveries. of assets by our external partners, “he continues.
“As I say, we have invested a lot of time in 2021 facing this problem, and we hope that the impact will be minimal in the new year, allowing us to better concentrate on the tasks at hand: improving graphic quality, putting the finishing touches to kinematics. and, in general, optimize the entire technical section “.
“So this leaves us with the question: when will the next round of information arrive? Well, I am happy to announce that our current plan is to make our next announcement in spring 2022. We apologize to those who had been on the lookout for updates on Final Fantasy XVI, and we thank you for your patience as we focus our efforts on development. “
Therefore, we will have to wait until that spring of 2022 to know news of a Final Fantasy XVI that has not yet set a specific release date on PC and PS5. However, we already know some details of its history, universe and characters, and it seems that its approach could be more directed to action, unlike previous games in the series.