Game leaks are nothing new, especially with copies accidentally getting their hands into gamers before their planned launch date, and Final Fantasy XVI is no exception to this.
As with leaks of this nature, it’s only a matter of time before people start sharing gameplay clips of it before the official launch on June 22nd. Knowing this, Square Enix has asked those who managed to get an early copy from refraining to do so.
The development team sent out a tweet on this matter, asking those not to upload videos, images, or stream the game. Those who fail to comply will be given takedowns as the company tries to prevent anything from leaking out too early:
We’re aware that a small number of physical copies of Final Fantasy XVI are being circulated. We are in the process of a thorough investigation into illegitimate acquisitions and are acting to limit this ahead of the official launch of the game on June 22nd.
For those who receive a copy ahead of launch, we kindly ask that you do not share any aspect of the game, including screenshots, videos, and livestreams, until after Final Fantasy XVI has officially launched.
Our priority is to ensure that the full game experience is not spoiled for our fans, and to do that we will be taking down any images, videos, or streams published ahead of launch day.
We ask for your assistance and cooperation in this final week ahead of launch.
It’s almost June 22nd, and we can’t wait for you to experience the full game the way the development team intended.
It may be a futile attempt, as many simply don’t care on the matters of early showings when mass audiences do not have access to the game yet. At the very least, everyone will know what Square Enix will do in the coming days until the official launch.