Final Fantasy XVI is “quite action-oriented,” but includes story-focused mode – Gematsu

Final Fantasy XVI

Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida appeared during the the “Game Hack” corner on the latest episode of Tokyo FM radio show One Morning today, where he briefly discussed the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI.

Get the tidbits below.

  • Final Fantasy XVI is quite action-oriented. It’s a Final Fantasy featuring story and action
  • (What about players who aren’t good at action games?) We really want players to enjoy the story, so we’re preparing a mode for players who want to focus on story. Since we have quite the substantial support actions, we’re of course preparing something easy to operate and smooth to play. Don’t worry too much (players who aren’t good at action games.)
  • I’m from the generation that has been playing the Final Fantasy series from the first game in real-time—I’m almost in my 50s. I think the Warriors of Light have grown up in their own worlds, so I want to create a world of Final Fantasy that those who know the good and bad of reality can also be passionate about. I believe there are certain hardships that are experienced when becoming an adult, so I want to make the main theme of this game something that those who grew up playing Final Fantasy and understand reality can still enjoy, get something out of, and think about.

Final Fantasy XVI is in development for PlayStation 5. Read more about the game here.

Thanks, Games Talk.

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