Square Enix will launch Final Fantasy XVI on the PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023, and producer Naoki Yoshida has already hinted that a PC version is on the way, but that’s not quite the case just yet.
Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida told Japan’s PlayStation Blog that he ” wants to release a PC version someday “. We know that Square Enix’s next title will have a six-month exclusivity period on Sony’s PS5 consoles, but it will be some time wait a little longer to see this famous PC version arrive.
Indeed, producer Naoki Yoshida has already warned about this the PC version of the game would not be released once the exclusivity window ended. Publisher Square Enix hasn’t even confirmed yet which other platforms will receive Final Fantasy 16 once the six-month exclusivity ends (be it Xbox, Nintendo Switch or something else), but Yoshida has now at least announced that there will indeed be a PC version is planned.
When can the PC version of Final Fantasy 16 be released?
The producer has not given much information about a possible release date for the PC version of Final Fantasy 16. It is true that Final Fantasy 16 is a limited time exclusive for six months on the PS5 platform. However, it is a completely different story to say that the PC version will be released in a year and a half. I’ll be clear: the PC version isn’t coming out in a year and a half announced Naoki Yoshida during his interview.
He goes on to explain why the PC port of the game takes a bit more time to get ready. ” We’ve spent a lot of time and money optimizing the PS5 platform to deliver the best possible gaming experience. Of course I would like to release a PC version one day so that everyone can play as many games as possible. But even if we start optimizing the PC version after the PS5 version is released, we can’t optimize it in six months, so it won’t be released in six months. I’d love to release it someday, and I think I will, but I’m not at the stage yet where I can say when. “.
In other words, it is certain that the PC version of Final Fantasy 16 will not arrive at the beginning of the year 2024, when Sony’s exclusivity period ends. So we can probably expect it to launch around the second quarter of 2024, or even in the third quarter.