Remaining Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida additionally teased extra grownup themes within the upcoming RPG sequel’s storyline.
Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida appeared this week on the Tokyo FM radio present One Morning, the place he briefly talked concerning the growth of the upcoming sport. Very similar to Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy VII Remake, the newest chapter in Sq. Enix’s long-running RPG sequence will likely be extra “action-oriented,” however not on the expense of its story.
“Remaining Fantasy XVI is kind of action-oriented. It is a Remaining Fantasy that includes story and motion,” Yoshida mentioned in the course of the radio present as translated by Gematsu. “We actually need gamers to benefit from the story, so we’re getting ready a mode for gamers who wish to concentrate on story. Since now we have fairly the substantial assist actions, we’re in fact getting ready one thing straightforward to function and clean to play.”
As for the precise storyline, Yoshida hinted at a story of hardship that adults might relate to, as he felt that sure challenges might solely be understood by an older era that had skilled “the great and unhealthy of actuality.”
“I am from the era that has been enjoying the Remaining Fantasy sequence from the primary sport in real-time. I am virtually in my 50s,” Yoshida mentioned. “I imagine there are specific hardships which are skilled when turning into an grownup, so I wish to make the primary theme of this sport one thing that those that grew up enjoying Remaining Fantasy and perceive actuality can nonetheless take pleasure in, get one thing out of, and take into consideration.”
Improvement on Remaining Fantasy XVI seems to be going easily, as its reveal at last year’s PlayStation 5 showcase had loads of gameplay footage to indicate off. In a brand new recruitment web page for Remaining Fantasy XVI, Sq. Enix talked about that primary growth and state of affairs manufacturing had already wrapped up, with the group looking for new recruits to work on particular set-pieces utilizing large-scale sources.
Final Fantasy XVI will as soon as once more launch completely on PS5 because of a timed-exclusivity deal between Sony and Sq. Enix. A PC launch was briefly listed in the course of the reveal trailer nevertheless it was eliminated shortly after.