Sony began its PlayStation convention off large—Closing Fantasy large. The subsequent Closing Fantasy recreation is formally Closing Fantasy 16, and it appears to be like darkish (the final line spoken within the trailer is “I will kill you if it is the very last thing I do”). Nevertheless it’s nonetheless filled with acquainted sequence parts, together with Chocobos, summons, and Crystals.
And it is coming to PC.
It is telling that the trailer confirmed the emblem for Sq.’s growth staff Inventive Enterprise Unit III—the VP of that division is Naoki Yoshida, who famously saved Closing Fantasy 14 and led the MMO to enormous success during the last a number of years. There have been rumors that Yoshida was helming the subsequent mainline Closing Fantasy recreation, and people rumors appear to now be borne out.
The Closing Fantasy 16 trailer above is unquestionably harking back to the dramatic CG cutscenes Yoshida’s staff has created for every Closing Fantasy 14 enlargement, however the warring kingdom story it hints at additionally appears nearer to Closing Fantasy 12 than the opposite latest video games within the sequence. It appears to be like like there’s going to be some politicking, right here.
Fight, although, appears to be like extra fashionable and action-RPGy, although it is laborious to know precisely how effectively it’ll play with out UI proven on display. The Youtube trailer description confirms this, describing it as an “motion RPG.”
Listed here are some strains of dialogue I picked out of the trailer that trace on the world Closing Fantasy 16 is depicting:
“Shiva’s Dominant, and solely the Dominant” — who’s, apparently, a woman
“Eikon” — a kind of summon, or perhaps the identify for summons on this world
“It was the Dhalmeks who drove again the Crusaders within the battle of the Twin Realms” — Warring factions in a previous battle, seemingly?
Mom Crystal — Crystals, child! That is Closing Fantasy.
“The unfold of the Blight” — Feels like some dangerous magic, that may solely be counter-acted by the crystal.
“So that they despatched within the dragoons. Imperial vipers; do they actually imply to invade us?” — So we have got dragoon knights and an evil, threatening empire.
“The legacy of the crystals has formed our historical past for lengthy sufficient” — Regardless of the story is right here, it looks as if it will be about battling the facility or affect of the crystals and summons on mortal lives.
The trailer within the PlayStation showcase ended with a line that Closing Fantasy 16 is a console unique for the PlayStation 5, but in addition coming to PC. The trailer above provides the element “Not accessible on different platforms for a restricted time after launch on PS5.” No date was given.