Final Fantasy 16’s development appears to be well on track, as its creators have shared the game is “about 95%” done and that its release date should be revealed by the end of 2022.
Speaking to Famitsu and as translated by IGN, Final Fantasy 16’s main director Hiroshi Takai was asked about the current status of the latest entry in the legendary franchise, and he said the team was “about 95%” done with development.
Takai also shared that the team is mostly focused now on debugging and fixing any rough parts in the game that may need some extra care. Especially with a game as large as Final Fantasy 16 is set to be, that will take some time.
Speaking of bugs, Takai laughed when he said, “we’ve forbidden anyone to add new code in case new bugs appear.”
The team was next asked about the release date, as Final Fantasy 16 currently only has a release window of Summer 2023.
“We plan to announce some more information before the end of the year, so I think we can announce it at that time,” Yoshida said before adding one more thing with a laugh. “I don’t think we’ll go beyond the summer, so I think it’s okay.”
IGN also had the chance to speak to the developers of Final Fantasy 16, and they shared with us more about Game of Thrones comparisons the game is getting, sidequests, representation, and so much more.
For more, check out our breakdown of everything we know about Final Fantasy 16, everything we learned in our last interview with Naoki Yoshida, and what you need to know about its latest trailer.
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