A new Final Fantasy game is on the way for PS5 – and it will be exclusive to the PlayStation console.
Sony bravely opened its PS5 event live stream tonight (September 16) with a trailer for Final Fantasy 16, which shows a war-ravaged world plagued by chocobos, crystals and giant flaming phoenixes. If there’s one thing that Final Fantasy isn’t known for, it’s understatement – and you can see it for yourself in the video below.
The new installment comes several years after the 2016 game Final Fantasy 15, making it the perfect time for a new title in the long-running fantasy franchise. At first glance, it looks quite like that game in terms of real-time combat. Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn super producer Naoki Yoshida is behind the game. It has been confirmed by Square Enix as a single player entry.
“The exclusive footage, consisting of both combat and cutscenes executed in real time, represents a fraction of what our team has achieved since developing this all-new Final Fantasy game,” said Yoshida in a statement. blog. Over that time, the size of the team has grown from a handful of core members to a full-fledged unit that continues to polish and build on what they have created so far, all to provide players with an unparalleled experience in terms of story and gameplay.
When is it out?
While we haven’t heard a release date yet, the earliest date is late 2020 – with the PS5 expected to launch in late November, which will hopefully be confirmed before the livestream is ready.