After a State of Play no-show, Final Fantasy 16 producer promises more news soon

Final Fantasy 16
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Final Fantasy 16's producer has promised fans new information within the next month or so, after the JRPG was absent from yesterday's State of Play showcase.

February 23 saw a brand new PlayStation presentation, and since the showcase was touted to feature plenty of third-party games, Final Fantasy 16 fans were desperately hoping for the upcoming game to make an appearance. That didn't come to pass though, leaving some fans literally donning the clown makeup.

Hope remains, though. Speaking to Dengeki Online in a new interview (as transcribed below), producer Naoki Yoshida has said fans can expect new info from Final Fantasy 16 around three months before the game launches. Considering the new game's release date is June 22, we should hear more from Yoshida and the gang late next month.

Considering the phrasing, perhaps it's only logical for us to be patient until early April for more news from Yoshida. What comes after that, though, is anyone's guess. The Twitter translator says we can expect a "ramp up" in information after that for Final Fantasy 16, but it's not clear if they're drawing directly from the article here, or just speculating.

Either way, we can expect more Final Fantasy 16 news right around a month from now. Whether this is a new story-driven trailer or an extended gameplay demo from Square Enix, we'll have to wait and see to find out. We've seen a fair few cinematic trailers for Final Fantasy 16 over the last year, but we've yet to get a lengthy look at the game's action-packed combat.

Check out our new games 2023 guide for a look at all the other titles launching throughout the rest of the year. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.