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Final Fantasy fans got a long awaited update on the next installment of the series today, as Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida posted a message about the game to Twitter.
Unfortunately, it’s not great news. Yoshida notes that the pandemic has pushed back development of the game by about half of a year. Before, the FFXVI team promised an update on the project by the end of 2021. Yoshida notes that we should now expect FFXVI’s next big reveal to happen sometime around spring.
— FINAL FANTASY XVI (@finalfantasyxvi) December 27, 2021
Final Fantasy XVI will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive. Yoshida is also the producer (and director) for Final Fantasy XIV, which launched its Endwalker expansion earlier this month.
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This will be the first new single-player entry in the Final Fantasy series since Final Fantasy XV’s 2016 release.