March 2023

Here you can find news items that were posted on Hell and Heaven Net in the past.

Square Enix

During PAX East 2023, that was held from 23 till 26 March 2023 in Boston (USA), there was a discussion panel titled Yes, You Can Pet the Torgal: A Final Fantasy XVI Discussion led by Producer Naoki Yoshida and Localization Director Michael-Christopher Koji Fox. During the discussion a new trailer was revealed introducing the world of Valisthea.

The World of Valisthea Trailer
Update: The trailer is set to private. This link starts the trailer during the discussion panel.

Square Enix has also uploaded the full discussion which featured 18 minutes of live gameplay.

Final Fantasy XVI will be released on PlayStation 5 on 22 June 2023.

Square Enix

On the Japanese PlayStation Blog producer Naoki Yoshida has stated that the PC version of Final Fantasy XVI won't be ready six months after the release of the PlayStation 5 version. At this time he can not reveal a release date.

I've caused a bit of a stir with my remarks the other day, but I'd like to touch on the PC version. First of all, it is true that Final Fantasy XVI is a six-month limited time exclusive on the PS5 platform. However, it is a completely different story that the PC version will be released in half a year. I will make it clear, but the PC version will not come out in half a year.

This is because we spent a lot of time and money optimizing the PS5 platform to deliver the best gaming experience. Of course, I would like to release a PC version at some point so that everyone can play as many games as possible. However, even if we start optimizing the PC version after the PS5 version comes out, we won't be able to optimize it in half a year, so it won't come out in a short span of half a year. I would like to release it eventually, and I think I will, but I am not at the stage where I can say when.

First of all, I would be happy if you could play the PS5 version, which I made with the thought of being the best game in the world. If the PC version comes out in half a year, I can quit the company (laughs). Please don't say, "I won't buy the PS5 version because the PC version will be released in half a year."

Final Fantasy XVI will be released on PlayStation 5 on 22 June 2023.

Final Fantasy XVI artwork