Naoki Yoshida, producer of Final Fantasy XVI, has revealed that development of the game is in “the final stretch”. Yoshida-san did not reveal anything else about the development stage but he has reaffirmed his comments about the story, saying that he hopes it can bring back people that grew up playing Final Fantasy games.

Final Fantasy XVI is currently in development for the PlayStation 5, more details about the game will be shared in the Spring of 2022.

Here’s what Yoshida-san had to say:

Currently, development on the latest title, Final Fantasy XVI, is in the final stretch. As a single-player game, Final Fantasy XVI aims to unify the story and gameplay experience. Unlike online games, which portrays multiple players at once, Final Fantasy XVI has an individual focus, which makes the story more immersive. And I think the story has become quite deep. My hope is that the adults who have grown up, understand the rules of society, and drifted away from Final Fantasy thinking ‘the real world isn’t as easy as a video game’ can remember the enthusiasm they had back then. That’s what we’re keeping in mind as we make this game.

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