Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida says a trailer for the game has been completed and may be released “soon”.
Yoshida made his comments (translated by the Twitch streamer Audrey) during a livestream for a Nier Reincarnation and Final Fantasy 14 crossover, revealing that the new trailer for the game is now complete and that, after being delayed due to various unspecified factors, it should drop “soon”.
As for the game itself, he goes on to say that it’s “coming a lot closer” but he wishes the development team spent a little more time polishing and debugging the experience before releasing it. qualify as complete.
FF16 news by Yoshi-P of the NieR Re[in]carnation stream: – The trailer is over. Some factors have delayed the announcement, but it should drop “soon” – The dev team spent a lot of time polishing and debugging the game – The game is pretty much complete LET’S GO!!! pic.twitter.com/epeAc9oqWoMay 6, 2022
After a dearth of Final Fantasy 16 updates, this is the second we’ve heard from the game in a matter of weeks. Just a few days ago, Yoshida said in an interview that development “is in the final stretch” and “the story has gotten pretty deep.” These comments, reveals in this latest livestreampossibly got him in trouble with the game’s PR team.
So it looks like a trailer is on the way and when it does come out it will be the second trailer for Final Fantasy 16, the first having been released in September 2020 as part of the PlayStation 5 showcase.
Analysis: When should we expect Final Fantasy 16?
As of now, Final Fantasy 16 doesn’t have a release date, and until these comments, things have been pretty quiet around the game for quite a while. The original plan was to reveal more in 2021 but, in December, Yoshida provided an update explaining why that wouldn’t happen:
“Last time we spoke, I promised I would have more information on Final Fantasy XVI sometime later in 2021,” he said. “However, I regret to inform you that I will not be able to deliver on this promise, as complications from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have delayed development of the game by almost six months.”
Well, that half year is now nearly up and it looks like something is indeed brewing. However, while the trailer is apparently set to release soon, we don’t know exactly when that will happen.
We are, at least, currently approaching the ideal time of year for big game updates. E3 2022 may be canceled, but that hasn’t stopped Xbox and Bethesda from hosting a presentation in June, and following that, Summer Game Fest is still set to take place online. Basically, the next few months could be a perfect window for a trailer reveal and we’ve crossed everything, we’ll get one.
As for a final release date for the game, that remains difficult to predict. For now, we can only hope that a release date, or even a release window, for the PS5 console exclusive will be announced alongside its new trailer.