Final Fantasy 16 has been recently confirmed as a PS5 exclusive, but there is a catch.
Final Fantasy fans already know that the series tends to favor Sony’s PS systems, a tendency that has ended in the long-awaited Final Fantasy 16 being announced as a PS5 exclusive. It is undoubtedly a tough move for non-PS fans who’ve been looking forward to the series’ next mainline installment for years now.
But it appears that the PS deal won’t last forever. Here is what you need to know.
Final Fantasy 16 is a PS5 Exclusive Game: What to Expect
The recent Final Fantasy 16 announcement is hardly the most surprising possibility. There have been rumors circulating for a long time, suggesting that Final Fantasy 16 will only be a timed console exclusive. Such news has actually gained some extra support with the arrival of Final Fantasy 16’s announcement trailer.
The key line spotted in the trailer at the bottom of the screen at the very end says: “Not available on other platforms for a limited time after release on PS5.”
Furthermore, it’d be hard to tell from Square Enix’s announcement that it’s thinking of introducing the game to any platform other than Sony’s, and it seems that’s how Square wants it to be for the time being. The publisher’s spokespeople have clarified a few things: “only announced that Final Fantasy 16 is coming to PlayStation 5.”
But that is a massive contradiction to the trailer itself because it states that the gameplay and cinematic footage runs on a PC, implying that Final Fantasy 16 will be arriving for PC users alongside PS5.
It’s probably better if we assume that Final Fantasy 16 will most likely come to PC one day, but now the PS5 is Square Enix’s only focus. Or maybe it intends to release more statements once the game is out.