Excitement is brewing in the gaming community as Square Enix reveals that Final Fantasy XVI, originally a PlayStation 5 exclusive, is officially getting a PC port. This announcement doesn't come as a surprise, as the initial game trailer released in 2020 hinted at a PC version. However, Square Enix later retracted this detail, leading to speculation and anticipation among fans. Now, the wait is over; PC gamers can look forward to experiencing the magic of Final Fantasy XVI on their platforms.
The renowned producer of the Final Fantasy series, Naoki Yoshida, confirmed this development in a video he posted on X (formerly Twitter). He stated that his team is currently hard at work on the PC version of the game. Beyond this, Yoshida dropped another exciting piece of news: Square Enix is planning to expand the game's storyline. This expansion comes as a response to fans' desire to delve deeper into the narrative and spend more time exploring Valisthea's world and interacting with its inhabitants.
According to Yoshida, to accommodate these requests, the development team has commenced work on two installments of paid DLC. These expansions will provide gamers with even more exciting content to enjoy, adding to the immersive experience that the Final Fantasy series is known for. However, no official release date has been announced for these expansions or the PC version of Final Fantasy XVI. Yoshida assured fans that an update would be provided by the end of 2023, keeping the anticipation alive.
In other exciting news from Square Enix, it was recently announced that Final Fantasy XIV, another popular game from the franchise, will be making its way to Xbox in the upcoming spring. This move, after the game being exclusive to PlayStation and PC, opens up possibilities for Final Fantasy XVI to make a similar cross-platform transition. This prospect is sure to intrigue fans and keep them eagerly awaiting further updates from the company.
In the meantime, Yoshida has announced a free update for PS5 players of Final Fantasy XVI. This update includes additional character skins, a new onion sword, extra controller options, and a transmogrification function that allows players to change the appearance of Clive's sword without altering its stats. This patch is available immediately, allowing gamers to delve further into their Final Fantasy experience while they wait for the PC version and expansions. With these new announcements, it's clear that Square Enix is determined to keep the Final Fantasy franchise fresh, immersive, and exciting for all gamers, regardless of their platform of choice.