During the latest Final Fantasy 14 Live Letter from the producer stream, Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida revealed some updates about the long-awaited game, including that the main story scenario is “set in stone” and that the English voiceover is almost complete. Unfortunately, it sounds like it may not be ready for viewing for TGS 2021, which runs from September 30 to October 3.
As reported by GameSpot, this information comes via a translation from the r / FFXIV Discord channel to a conversation between Yoshida (who is also director / producer of FF14) and Nier director Yoko Taro during livestream.
Translators on Twitter, including @aitaikimochi, have shared English translations of Yoshida̵
“We have already set all the scenarios in stone, and the voice recording for the English version is in its final stages,” the translation states. “The development is going well. It is quite difficult to make sure that the quality is fantastic. We want the next announcement to be something where everyone sees and says” I will buy this game! “Thus, we put a lot of work into ensuring that the quality is good.
“I want to show something on TGS, but I’m not sure if we’ll get that deadline. I do not like to throw out bits to snag people with small updates, so I will show it when it’s ready.”
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Final Fantasy 16 was officially announced during the September 2020 PS5 event as a PlayStation exclusive. In October 2020, a Square Enix recruitment site shared that the game had already completed “basic development”.
For more, check out everything we know about Final Fantasy 16’s heroes, world and history, and learn about the game’s six kingdoms in the Valisthea world.
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