A common trend in modern video games – particularly of the action variety – has been to include several gameplay modes for players who either want a challenge or to focus on the story. It seems Final Fantasy XVI will be the latest to include just that.
The game’s producer, Naoki Yoshida, appeared during the ‘Game Hawk’ corner on an episode of Tokyo FM’s radio show “One Morning” to share a few tidbits on the in-development RPG.
As we know, Final Fantasy XVI is going to be action-oriented, it features both story and action. But what about players who aren’t necessarily good at action games?
“We really want players to enjoy the story, so we’re preparing a mode for players who want to focus on story,” said Yoshida. “Since we have quite the substantial support actions, we’re of course preparing something easy to operate and smooth to play. Don’t worry too much.
I’m from the generation that has been playing the Final Fantasy series from the first game in real-time—I’m almost in my 50s. I think the Warriors of Light have grown up in their own worlds, so I want to create a world of Final Fantasy that those who know the good and bad of reality can also be passionate about. I believe there are certain hardships that are experienced when becoming an adult, so I want to make the main theme of this game something that those who grew up playing Final Fantasy and understand reality can still enjoy, get something out of, and think about.”
Final Fantasy XVI is currently in development for PlayStation 5 with more information expected some time this year.