Since the latest PS5 Showcase, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Final Fantasy 16: monsters, swords, fight for survival, and more – all packed in beautiful graphics to take advantage of the advanced hardware of the PlayStation 5 console.
While PlayStation fans are craving to see the next Final Fantasy running on the PlayStation 5 machine that arrives in stores in November, we have high hopes that the game will also be available for Xbox Series X.
Exclusive for PlayStation 5 for a whole year
The industry analyst Piers Harding-Rolls comes to bring to the public not so pleasant news:
“Final Fantasy 16 is a full exclusive for 6 months (after which it can come to non-console platforms) & a console exclusive for 12 months (after which it can also come to other consoles),” he says.
“Timing and platform support is totally down to SE’s dev efforts.”
He also adds: “There is no official confirmation of FF XVI coming to PC, however the structure of the deal and the mention in the Sony PS5 showcase does suggest this is the case. When this arrives after the 6 months contractual period is up is obviously down to SE.”
Although there’s currently no word from the developers nor the publisher about a release date of Final Fantasy XVI, relevant information will arise in 2021.
The producer Naoki Yoshida said that the next year is the moment of precious information, and he wishes luck to those willing to speculate. They have a lot in store – not only for Final Fantasy XVI, but also for Final Fantasy XIV and God knows what else.
There you have it: there’s no objective reason to believe that Final Fantasy arrives for Xbox Series X. But Microsoft’s next-generation console shouldn’t fall short by unsupporting a game that PlayStation 5 does, which means that we still have reasons for clinging to hope.