Final Fantasy XVI Release Date Delayed Due to Covid 19
Square Enix has announced that it is delaying the release date of Final Fantasy XVI. He said that the FFXVI game was delayed due to Covid-19.
The Final Fantasy (FF) series has been in development for a long time, and innovations are added with each game. They were previously turn-based role-playing games. With FF 15, the turn-based combat system has been replaced by real-time combat. A semi-turn-based combat system was tried with FF 7 Remake and many players liked this system. The development processes of Final Fantasy games can sometimes be interrupted, however, like every developer team, Square Enix handles the situation.
FFXVI Release Date Postponed to Spring 2023
No official release date has been announced for Final Fantasy 16 yet. Fans previously claimed that the game will be released on June 16, 2022. However, Naoki Yoshida, the producer of Final Fantasy 16, stated on Twitter that the development process of FF 16 will take longer. If we look at the postponement news, it is stated that the official release date of the game will be the end of 2022 or the Spring period of 2023.
The image shared by the Final Fantasy XVI official account on Twitter includes Yoshida’s statement. The explanation is as follows:
“Greetings to everyone. Last time we spoke, I promised to know more about Final Fantasy 16 in 2021. However, I regret to inform you that I cannot keep this promise as complications arise from the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, the development process of the game was extended by half a year. Final Fantasy 16, the latest addition to the Final Fantasy series developed for PlayStation 5, has gathered a sizable team of talented creators from around the world. But to offset the effects of Covid-19, we have had to decentralize this workforce by allowing staff to work from home. This has unfortunately blocked communication with the Tokyo office, which has resulted in delays (or cancellations in extreme cases) in the deliveries of our outsourcing partners“