Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida said the game’s trailer is complete and may be shown soon.
Yoshida made his comments (translated by Twitch streamer Audrey) during a live broadcast of the Nier Reincarnation and Final Fantasy 14 crossovers, revealing that the new trailer for the game has already been completed and that after being delayed due to various unspecified factors, it should be dropped “soon”.
As for the game itself, he goes on to say that it is “very close”, but that he wants the development team to spend more time polishing and debugging the experience before calling it complete.
FF16 news from Yoshi-P by NieR Re[in]clove flow: -The trailer is ready. Some factors led to a delay in the announcement, but it should be dropped “soon” -The development team spent a long time polishing and debugging the game-The game is almost over. pic.twitter.com/epeAc9oqWoMay 6, 2022
After the lack of updates for Final Fantasy 16, this is the second time we have heard about the game in a few weeks. Just a few days ago, Yoshida said in an interview that the development was “in the final stages” and that “the story has become quite deep.” These comments, he reveals in this latest live streamit may have caused him problems with the game’s PR team.
The trailer seems to be on the way and when it is released, it will be the second trailer for Final Fantasy 16, the first of which was shown in September 2020 as part of the PlayStation 5 demo.
Analysis: When to expect Final Fantasy 16?
Currently, Final Fantasy 16 doesn’t actually have a release date and until these comments, things have been pretty quiet around the game for a long time. The original plan was to reveal more in 2021, but as early as December, Yoshida provided an update explaining why this would not happen:
“When we last spoke, I promised to have more information about Final Fantasy XVI sometime later in 2021,” he said. “However, I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to fulfill this promise, as the complications of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have delayed the development of the game by almost half a year.”
Well, this half year has barely passed and it seems that something is really being prepared. However, while the trailer is apparently ready to air soon, we don’t know exactly when this will happen.
At least at the moment we are approaching the perfect time of year for updates to the big games. E3 2022 may be canceled, but that hasn’t stopped Xbox and Bethesda from hosting a presentation in June, and Summer Game Fest is still scheduled to continue online. In principle, the next few months could be an ideal window for revealing a trailer, and we’ve moved everything to get one.
As for the end date of the game, it remains difficult to predict. At the moment, we can only hope that the release date or even the launch window of the exclusive PS5 console will be announced along with the new trailer.