Final Fantasy XVI will be exclusive to the PlayStation 5 platform when it launches in Summer 2023, but it appears that exclusivity will open up six months afterwards. In a new sizzle reel posted by Sony promoting the features of the DualSense controller, text accompanying the FFXVI footage updates us on how long we may have to wait (at minimum) before the potential for new platforms opens up.
Final Fantasy VII Remake and its subsequent update Intergrade also enjoyed exclusivity on Sony’s console platforms before eventually making their way to PC via the Epic Games Store and Steam (and Steam Deck verified to boot.)
But, for those of us anticipating the game on PlayStation 5, its seems like we won’t have too much longer to date, as producer Naoki Yoshida stated that an official release date would be announced before the end of the year along with another media blitz before marketing begins in earnest next year. He also shared the game is about 95% complete and that the schedule is on track to meet that Summer 2023 release.
“Final Fantasy XVI anticipated Summer 2023.
PS5 exclusive for six months.“