Final Fantasy XVI On PC Will Release More Than Six Months After PS5 Version

Despite Final Fantasy XVI's six-month exclusivity, the PC version won't be ready by then.


Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that the PC version of the upcoming JRPG won't launch six months after the PS5 version.

In a Japanese PlayStation Blog post--via Shinobi602--Yoshida dived into all things Final Fantasy XVI, discussing everything from gameplay mechanics, the main cast of characters, story details, and more, ahead of its PS5 release this summer. On bringing the game to PC, the producer explained that he thinks he's caused a stir with his remarks about the eventual platform release but wants to clarify some things.

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Yoshida said that although it's true that Final Fantasy XVI is a six-month limited-time exclusive on PS5, the game won't be ready for PC in that time frame. "...It is a completely different story that the PC version will be released in half a year. I will make it clear, but the PC version will not come out in half a year," Yoshida said.

"This is because we spent a lot of time and money optimizing the PS5 platform to deliver the best gaming experience. Of course, I would like to release a PC version at some point so that everyone can play as many games as possible," he continued. "However, even if we start optimizing the PC version after the PS5 version comes out, we won't be able to optimize it in half a year, so it won't come out in a short span of half a year. I would like to release it eventually, and I think I will, but I am not at the stage where I can say when."

Yoshida joked that if the PC version comes out in half a year, he would quit the company, addressing fans by saying, "Please don't say, 'I won't buy the PS5 version because the PC version will be released in half a year.'"

Final Fantasy XVI is set to launch on June 22 for PS5.

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