Final Fantasy 16 shouldn’t need a day one patch

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The upcoming game Final Fantasy XVI shouldn’t require a day one patch, at least according to director Hiroshi Takai.

Day one patches have become synonymous with modern gaming. All mainstream consoles have online capability and for better or worse some games outright require an online connection.

Day one patches allow developers to ship a game “on time” while continuing to troubleshoot, bugfix, and otherwise update a game that’s already been shipped to retailers worldwide.

Final Fantasy XVI is bucking the trend and Creative Business Unit III is doing their best to make sure that there’s no lengthy update process or disparities between versions to get in the way of launch day. Takai explained that day one patches can lead to situation where players have a different experience depending on if they updated or not and that’s what they’re hoping to avoid.

Final Fantasy XVI launches June 22nd, 2023 for PlayStation 5; the game will be a PS5 exclusive for at least 6 months.



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