Final Fantasy XVI director and producer Naoki Yoshida has denied rumors about a PC release for the game coming any time soon after the PS5 release.
In a recent livestream, Yoshida openly questioned why fans were discussing a PC release 6 months after the PS5 release as if it were established fact. He also encouraged fans to play it on PS5 instead.
It’s not an unreasonable assumption for fans to make though. We know for a fact that Final Fantasy XVI is set to be a PS5 exclusive for at least six months, and Microsoft has said that because of exclusivity deals with Sony the game won’t be coming to Xbox.
So with a brief period of exclusivity, no hope for an Xbox release, and we sincerely doubt the Nintendo Switch can run Final Fantasy XVI; it still feels likely that a PC release will be coming sooner rather than later.
Yoshida’s comments could just be meant to promote early sales of the game since it will look better to have a successful launch instead of having PC holdouts mitigate that number.
A PC release could still be coming shortly after the PlayStation 5 release, but that’s just our speculation.
Final Fantasy XVI represents a return to traditional fantasy after the sci-fi or modern themes of Final Fantasy X, XII, XIII, and XV. This includes some of the grittier trappings of this kind of setting such as prostitutes, hate crimes, and more since the game has seemingly been rated for them.
Final Fantasy XVI launches June 22nd, 2023 for PlayStation 5.