Bad news; Final Fantasy fans; it looks like we’ll probably not get a new look at Final Fantasy 16 at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show.
While this may not sound like the best news for fans interested in finding out more about the next Final Fantasy episode, producer Naoki Yoshida softened the battle by confirming that the development was still going well, and teased it the next time we sees the game in action – whenever it may be – it will soon be followed by tangible details about the release.
Yoshida addressed fans during a livestream on Final Fantasy 14 earlier today, revealing that voice recordings for the English version of Final Fantasy 1
“Yoshi-P said that he spoke to the staff at FF16 and wants the next announcement to be there after you have seen the trailer, you will buy it and CAN buy the game shortly after,” explained Twitterer and translator, @aitaikimochi.
“AKA next time FF16 is talked about, it is very likely that the release date will also be close.”
Yoshi-P said that he spoke to the staff at FF16 and wants the next announcement to be there after seeing the trailer, you will buy it and CAN buy the game shortly after. AKA next time FF16 is talked about, it is very likely that the release date will also be close. pic.twitter.com/7hfIGhZjc4 July 10, 2021
“Yoshi-P also mentions that the FF16 team is aiming for the next revelation to showcase the combat system as well as things that have not even been touched yet,” the translator added, further confirmatory details have been kept in mind
The announcement is definitely related to other things producer Yoshida has said in recent months about keeping details about Final Fantasy 16 vague to prevent speculation.
“We do not want to say something half-baked and cause speculation about the title,” Yoshida said at the time. “With any Final Fantasy fan, depending on which Final Fantasy title is your jam, the point you get excited about will tend to vary.”
Yoshida is not mistaken, especially given the fierce speculation after the Final Fantasy 16 debut trailer was unveiled in September during Sony’s PS5 showcase. The announcement trailer revealed a slate with brand new characters in an undiscovered world, with the enigmatic tagline “the legacy of the crystals has shaped our history long enough”.
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