Final Fantasy 16 announced for PlayStation 5

To kick off the PlayStation 5 event, we got a big announcement from Square Enix. Final Fantasy 16 is real and it’s coming to PS5. The gameplay trailer gives us a look at the dark and pretty violent game, taking the series in a new direction tonally.

The trailer was running on a PC emulating a PlayStation 5 but it still looks gorgeous. Final Fantasy 16 will be a console exclusive for PlayStation 5 but will also release on PC.

“The exclusive footage, comprised of both battles and cutscenes running in real-time, represents but a fraction of what our team has accomplished since the start of development on this, an all-new Final Fantasy game,” said producer Naoki Yoshida. “In that span, the team’s size has grown from a handful of core members to a full-fledged unit that continues to polish and build upon what they have created so far, all to provide players an experience unmatched in terms of story and gameplay.”

“From the establishment of an all new development environment, to learning the ins-and-outs of the PlayStation 5, the team and I have taken on countless challenges during our journey to bring you the sixteenth chapter in the storied Final Fantasy franchise,” said Final Fantasy 16 director Hiroshi Takai. “And though we’re pouring our hearts and souls into this project each and every day, it may still be some time before we can get it into your hands. However, I promise it will be worth the wait!”

The next time we’ll learn about Final Fantasy 16 will be in 2021 according to Yoshida.