PlayStation State of Play returns this week with 20 minutes of Final Fantasy 16 gameplay

Final Fantasy 16 PS5 screenshot
(Image credit: Square Enix)

PlayStation State of Play returns this Thursday, April 13 with "more than 20 minutes" of new gameplay footage from the hotly-anticipated Final Fantasy 16.

"From the moment Final Fantasy XVI debuted in our 2020 PlayStation 5 Showcase," Sony says in its announcement, "fans around the world have eagerly awaited details on the game’s dark fantasy setting, the powerful Eikons and the Dominants who house them, and the flashy battle system teased in those early trailers. We’re happy to announce this week’s State of Play will dive into all this and more."

State of Play will broadcast on YouTube and Twitch on April 13 at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm BST. There's no indication we'll see anything other than Final Fantasy 16 at this event, so if you're hoping for info on additional games, you should maybe keep your expectations in check.

We've been getting a lot of info on the game over the past few months, from our Final Fantasy 16 preview in February to a drip feed of smaller details over the weeks that followed. We learned that it's going to have a demo that will let you carry your progress forward, it's got numerous references to Final Fantasy history, it's got squeeze holes, and it has a dog that do sick flips. None of that info can measure up to an extensive gameplay demonstration, of course.

Final Fantasy 16 has already gone gold ahead of its June 22 release on PS5.

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Dustin Bailey
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Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.