It looks like Final Fantasy 16 will be missing something at launch – but you won’t be sad about it

Final Fantasy 16 seems fairly good, ey? Our personal Alex Donaldson had some massive glowing praise for the game in his preview that went reside yesterday, and (in an earlier preview) I additionally didn’t have a bad word to say about it. By all accounts, that is going to be a stunner. A correct PlayStation 5 tour de drive. And the builders appear equally as assured within the recreation, too.

Clive prepares to satisfy his maker(s).

In addition to the sensible feedback we’ve seen from the devs because the media tour has been occurring (giving us such gems as ‘Final Fantasy 16 is going to have Geordies in it’), there’s been one thing particular in a giant Sport Informer cowl piece that’s been picked up and run a few bit over the previous few days: Closing Fantasy 16 will not be going to have a Day One patch.

Now, you could be considering that’s a bit unusual – off the highest of my head, I can’t consider any large, triple-A recreation of this stature that launched previously few years and not using a Day One patch. Even Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom had one, so Nintendo isn’t immune from the new-fangled behavior.

Director Hiroshi Takai famous in an interview with Game Informer that there are at the moment no plans to replace the more-action-than-RPG at launch. Takai famous that the sport has been within the works for therefore lengthy (and has had so many delays) that it’s in such a assured spot, it doesn’t want a Day One patch. Fancy that.

Into the unknown.

This doesn’t imply the sport gained’t get updates. There could also be parts of the title that don’t gel with the general public at massive when the sport launches, for instance, and the builders could need to tune that. The staff could need to handle sure issue choices, or re-balance some ludicrous end-game boss when your least favorite YouTuber discovers some disgusting cheese to kill it in a single hit.

No matter occurs, although, it appears like Sq. Enix is fairly assured that you simply’re not going to need to obtain some egregious 9GB patch earlier than you can begin taking part in on Day One, as a result of this Closing Fantasy – a lot in contrast to Closing Fantasy 15, for instance – sounds prefer it’s going to be completed at launch.

Closing Fantasy 16 will launch on June 22, 2023 for PlayStation 5. There isn’t a phrase on whether or not the sport will come to PC or different consoles sooner or later (however it won’t arrive elsewhere within at least six months).


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