Many people wonder what happened to Final Fantasy 16 and an answer to this question comes directly from the producer Naoki Yoshida through an open letter to update the community on the status of the project.
Yoshida apologizes for failing to update the audience during 2021, initially there were news in the year that is about to end but the months have passed without substantial updates on the state of development of the game. Unfortunately, work is almost six months late on the roadmap due to the advance of the Covid-19 pandemic which has recently caused new restrictions, local lockdowns and obviously the need to reorganise the work to ensure maximum safety.
Final Fantasy 16 is a wide-ranging project, the first game in the series developed for PlayStation 5. can count on a large staff around the world, just the restrictions due to the pandemic do not allow everyone to work at the same pace and Most of the year has been spent to solve this problem, Yoshida assures, and the impact on the work to be carried out in 2022 should be minimal, allowing the study to focus on various aspects of the production such as the technical sector, the fighting mechanics, refining the
The current plans provide for a new great presentation during the spring of 2022 in what will be the real beginning of the path that will lead towards the exit of the game.