The Japanese newspaper Famitsu has confirmed that Hironobu Sakaguchi and Naoki Yoshida, creator of the Final Fantasy series and director of the incredible Final Fantasy XIV, will be the protagonists of a streaming event scheduled for October 2, 2021, during the Tokyo Game Show 2021. On his Twitter profile, Sakaguchi revealed that Final Fantasy XVI would also be discussed to expect important development updates during the live stream.
Final Fantasy XVI is the new chapter of Square Enix’s final fantasy, announced on September 17, 2020, and is still under development. Naoki Yoshida, the game producer, has stated several times that the work is progressing well and that “the next time fans see a trailer, the release date will also be revealed.” Unfortunately, the game is not part of the Square Enix lineup for TGS 2021, but the interview with Sakaguchi will probably give us an idea about the possible release period.
Final Fantasy XVI is currently in post-production, at least according to the latest statements from the software house. Dubbing and motion capture has been completed this summer, so the game is expected to go into polishing soon. Considering that Square Enix’s first big Triple-A of 2022 is scheduled for next spring, Final Fantasy XVI may see the light in the second half of 2022, probably in the fall. For more details, we just have to wait until October 2.