Square Enix Aims to Fully Utilize PS5’s Potential with Final Fantasy XVI

We’ve all seen what the PS5 is capable of and how powerful it is, and at this month’s The Game Awards, we learned that Final Fantasy XVI will be exclusive to the PS5 until 2024. Following that, it appears that the game will fully utilize the hardware’s potential and is not afraid to show it off.

The game’s producer Naoki Yoshida said that ‘Final Fantasy 16 will showcase the power of the PlayStation 5. While it is true that there were many games released earlier this year that were absolutely phenomenal when it came to the graphics, no game has even come close to matching, or fully utilizing the potential that these next-gen consoles have.

In addition to this, he also confirmed that the trailer for the game, titled Revenge, was all in real-time. Furthermore, Yoshida disclosed that the company is in regular contact with Sony regarding PS5 supply, and that the manufacturers have assured them the situation will begin to improve in 2023, just in time for the release of Final Fantasy 16 on June 22, 2023

The development team needs this information in order to feel confident releasing the game, knowing that with such a large fanbase, anyone interested in playing the game, already has a PlayStation 5, especially when Final Fantasy won the award for the Best Ongoing Game at TGA recently.

Ahead of its release, it was announced that Final Fantasy XVI would be one of the most brutal entries in the franchise, receiving a 17+ rating. Final Fantasy XVI’s rating was released by the ESRB, revealing the game’s mature theme and some of the game’s other content. The main reasons for this rating were listed as Blood and Gore, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Violence. The fact that this has never happened before in a mainline Final Fantasy game is further evidence that it is the most dramatic entry in the series’ history.

The game is scheduled to release next summer, but in the meantime, tell us what you think about it and whether or not you think its visuals will become the benchmark by which all other games will be judged.


Farhan Ali

Farhan is a passionate writer with an undying love for games, PC hardware, and technology. With nearly 5 years of experience in blogging and over 14 years of experience in gaming, this is what he loves and does best.
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