On the final day of Tokyo Game Show 2020, Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida commented about the development of the game on a “Yoshi-P Sanpo (Stroll with Yoshi-P)” broadcast where he plays Final Fantasy XIV with the community. Yoshida, you may remember, denied rumors he was the “main director” of the newest entry in the franchise — instead revealing he was “just” the producer of this title and will also continue his role on XIV.
Regarding the debut trailer from earlier this month, Yoshida he said he wanted to make the video content and logo reveal moving for a trailer that wouldn’t show when it’s for sale. He wanted to show in-game footage so that it wouldn’t feel as if they were showing off a teaser with nothing substantial — referencing American fans stating “see you in 2035.” While the tuning and optimization of graphics has not been completed, he commented that it’ll likely be compared to a title that will release later.
Yoshida shared that the teaser site with an overview of the world and characters is planned to go live late in October. While new information won’t be shared until 2021, Yoshida added that this will allow the team to focus on development.
Final Fantasy XVI is currently announced for PlayStation 5.