Final Fantasy 16’s graphics are still being worked on

By Dom Peppiatt
28 September 2020 09:37 GMT

Final Fantasy 16 was officially announced for PS5 back at the PlayStation 5 showcase, and fans very quickly started to criticize the game’s graphics.

Turns out, though, that the graphics we’ve seen in the trailer (below) aren’t final.

During a special panel called ‘Stroll with Yoshi-P’ at Tokyo Games Show 2020, FFXVI producer Naoki ‘Yoshi-P’ Yoshida confirmed that the graphics are still being worked on and will be fine-tuned ahead of release.

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Thanks to a translation by Audrey on Twitter – and corroborated by Japanese press notes – Yoshida has noted that the trailer was put together to show off the upcoming title’s gameplay, more than anything else.

“I saw some comments saying that if we [released a CGI trailer], they wouldn’t see the game until 2035,” Yoshida explained after being asked about the title by Nier creator, Yoko Taro. “So we decided to release a proper trailer.”

More details on Final Fantasy 16 will be revealed in 2021. The game does not yet have a release date, but for now it’s listed as a PlayStation 5 exclusive.

Industry analyst Piers Harding-Rolls says Final Fantasy 16 will arrive on PC six months after PS5, and on other consoles a year later. Square Enix has yet to comment on that, though.

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