Final Fantasy 16 officially announced for PS5 only

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Update: A Square Enix spokesperson has reached out with an official statement clarifying that Final Fantasy 16 will be coming to PS5, with no further information about it releasing on other platforms. 

"We have no further information on if Final Fantasy 16 will be released on platforms other than the PS5," Square Enix said. 

Originally, Final Fantasy 16 was thought to also be coming to PC thanks to the splash screen in the PS5 showcase last night, which read that it was coming to PlayStation consoles, with an asterisk indicating that it was "also available on PC". However, the latest statement confirms that currently it's only set to come to the next-gen PS5 console. We've also corrected the story below to reflect this. 

Original story: 

Final Fantasy 16 has officially been announced during Sony's PS5 showcase, revealing it will be a PlayStation console exclusive coming to the next-gen console. 

Debuting a shiny new reveal trailer, we get to see some of the new protagonists of Final Fantasy 16 take on foes large and small.  We don't yet know too much about how the adventure will shape up,  but interestingly the trailer makes mention that "the legacy of the Crystals has shaped our world." Ooh. Check it out below. 

The next entry in the Final Fantasy series has been rumored for quite some time, with hints that it would even be announced during the show, and now we know it's officially on the way. 

Lots of theories have been circulating that the mysterious action game from Square Enix with the working title Project Athia was actually a Final Fantasy game, but it's looking like it could in fact be a separate game entirely. Still, it was certainly an interesting thought. In the official PlayStation blog post, revealing that Naoki Yoshida as the producer and Hiroshi Takai as creative director, more information about the game is set to be coming in 2021. 

Look ahead to future releases with our roundup of upcoming PS5 games. And if you're ready to dive into next-gen early, you'll want to know about the officially-confirmed PS5 price and PS5 pre-orders.

Heather Wald
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