Final Fantasy XVI coming Summer 2023

In Sony's latest State of Play the last game shown was Final Fantasy XVI. They've released a new trailer called "Dominance" where gameplay footage is shown for first time and several new Eikons are introduced. At the end of the trailer the release date was revealed: Summer 2023.

Yoshida Naoki, the producer, and Hiroshi Takai, the director of Final Fantasy XVI, have written an article on the PlayStation Blog. The article goes, among other things, that the game is fully playable from start to finish and that the development team is optimizing the game and they still have a lot of challenges to tackle.

They also introduced some of the key development team members behind Final Fantasy XVI.

  • Producer: Naoki Yoshida
  • Main Director: Hiroshi Takai
  • Creative Director & Original Screenplay: Kazutoyo Maehiro
  • Localization Director: Michael-Christopher Koji Fox
  • Art Director: Hiroshi Minagawa
  • Combat Director: Ryota Suzuki
  • Character Design: Kazuya Takahashi
  • Composer: Masayoshi Soken