During a latest Final Fantasy 14 developer livestream, the topic of Final Fantasy 16’s PC port got here up. “Nobody stated a phrase a few PC model launch,” stated Yoshi P, the producer on each FFXIV and FFXVI. “Why is it like a PC model is releasing 6 months later? Don’t fear about that, purchase a PS5!” he stated, laughing.
We’ve been working below the idea that Final Fantasy 16 would come to PC after a interval of PlayStation 5 exclusivity, however in equity, that is as a result of that is what the Final Fantasy 16 trailers have stated would occur.
The FF16 reveal trailer says that it’s “PlayStation console unique”, with an asterisk that claims it’s “additionally out there on PC”. That appears fairly clear.
The similar trailer when uploaded on different channels, together with on Square Enix’s, says that it’s “PlayStation 5 console unique” and is “not out there on different platforms for a restricted time after launch on PS5.” More recent trailers confirming Final Fantasy 16’s June twenty second 2023 launch date have extra explicitly stated that it’s “not out there on different platforms till 12.31.2023”, or roughly six months after its PlayStation 5 launch.
This all appears to explicitly or implicitly level at a PC launch being on the way in which, even when there is no assure of precisely when.
In equity, Yoshi P made his feedback with a jovial tone, and wrapped them up by saying, “Sorry, I went overboard. We did our greatest so please look ahead to it.” But, properly, it is unfaithful that “no person stated a phrase a few PC model”, as a result of Square Enix themselves did.
Square Enix have a superb monitor document of bringing their games to PC. Final Fantasy VII Remake’s PlayStation exclusivity expired in April 2021, for instance, and arrived on PC in December that 12 months. Hopefully FF16 does one thing comparable simply so Katharine is not unhappy.