Today June 2nd, 2022 Sony held a State of Play presentation focused on third-party published titles, along with upcoming PS VR2 games. The live-streamed digital broadcast is part of this summer’s Summer Game Fest. With that, we got a fresh look at upcoming PS5 and PS VR2 titles including a new look at Final Fantasy XVI.
The three-minute-long trailer gave notable new gameplay footage and a significant cut of story beat and tone. It finally ended on a Summer 2023 release window. When Final Fantasy XVI releases next summer it will be exclusive to PC and PS5.
The latest release in the series takes the action RPG elements from recent releases and combines that with a setting similar to early Final Fantasy games. Past entries in the series like Final Fantasy 9 and Final Fantasy 14 also used these ideas.
Final Fantasy XVI will be the first original main entry into the franchise since 2015’s Final Fantasy XV. Notable previous releases include 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake and the popular MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV.