At long last, Square Enix has dropped a new trailer for Final Fantasy 16, showing off more of its combat, world, characters, story, and more, while also revealing a launch window for it. Now that the floodgates have opened and new details on the PS5 RPG are finally beginning to come through, Square Enix has decided to shed light on other aspects of its development as well.
To be more specific, the Japanese company has provided details on Final Fantasy 16’s development team, and who some of its several leads are. Naoki Yoshida of Final Fantasy 14 fame is, of course, the producer, which is something we’ve known for a while, while it’s also been confirmed Ryota Suzuki, best known for Devil May Cry 5 and Dragon’s Dogma, is the game’s combat director, which we first heard about back in 2020.
Meanwhile, several other positions have also been detailed. Hiroshi Takai – who directed The Last Remnant and has been involved in the development of several SaGa games and multiple Final Fantasy 14 expansions – is the main director, while Kazutoyo Maehiro – who wrote The Last Remnant and multiple Final Fantasy 14 expansions – is the creative director and responsible for the game’s original screenplay.
Then we have Michael-Christopher Koji Fox – who has worked on Final Fantasy 14, Final Fantasy 11, and Final Fantasy 7: Dirge of Cerberus – serving as the game’s localization director, while Hiroshi Minagawa – whose credits include Final Fantasy 14, Final Fantasy 12, and Final Fantasy Tactics, among many others – is the art director.
Kazuya Takahashi – known for his work on Final Fantasy 10, Final Fantasy 11, and Final Fantasy 14 – serves as the character designer. Finally, Masayoshi Soken – best known for Final Fantasy 14 and its expansions – is the composer.
Meanwhile, Square Enix has also released new screenshots, showcasing the game’s characters and some beautiful environments. Check them out below.
Final Fantasy 16 is due out exclusively for the PS5 in Summer 2023.
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