With The Game Awards now only a week away, the guest list is starting to pile up. Chief among them, the announcement that Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida, Yoshi-P himself, will appear during the show to give a special live presentation.
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) November 30, 2022
It’s a Final Fantasy XVI release date, right? Right? It has to be. It has to be.
Just drop the bloody date already, mate. Have we not waited long enough?
I’m fine. I’ve also been up for hours thanks to the Australia v Denmark match and now I’m delirious. Can you tell?
Anyway, the news follows word that the game received a 16+ rating in Brazil, beginning what will surely be the downhill run to release. Where better to drop a date and declare preorders open than at the year’s most heavily commercialised awards ceremony?
The last time we saw Final Fantasy XVI was a bit over a month ago, when Square and Sony dropped a five-minute trailer called Ambition.
FFXIV currently has a release window in Summer 2023 (which is obviously Winter 2023 for those of us in the southern hemisphere). Will we have a Final Fantasy XVI release date by Friday next week? May Yoshi-P bless us all.
If it turns out this is actually an update for the Final Fantasy XIV crowd, that’s cool too. You guys are alright.