During a preview appointment, the Square Enix developers repeatedly pointed out that the way the battles in Final Fantasy 16 work can only be implemented thanks to the performance of the Playstation 5.
Square Enix and Sony. This partnership seems to be worth its weight in gold, at least for Final Fantasy 16. Almost two weeks ago we reported that how satisfied producer Naoki Yoshida is with the support and all-round service provided by the Playstation operators is. But the choice of the exclusive platform also seems to have a noticeably positive effect on the gaming experience itself.
Final Fantasy 16 only with PS5 power
In a preview appointment they spoke Editors of IGN with Yoshida and Combat Director Ryoto Suzuki on how combat in Final Fantasy 16 (buy now €79.99 ) seamless transitions between cinematic cutscenes and interactive gameplay sections. Yoshi-P explained that only thanks to the fast SSD storage and the transfer speed of the Playstation 5 you can achieve this smooth transition without loading screens or other annoying elements.
This is possible because the console is already loading the next scene in the background while the player watches a big battle with Ifrit and Garuda raging on the TV. And expect a veritable firework of effects, with everything being displayed in real time and with beautiful graphics, according to the developers. “If we didn’t have the storage of the Playstation 5 and also the transfer speed of the SSD that the Playstation 5 has, we would still be in development” said Ryoto Suzuki.
Final Fantasy 16 will be released on June 22, 2023 exclusively for the Playstation 5. The exclusive deal will run for six months. However, according to Naoki Yoshida, it will take longer for the PC port to be ready for release. With implementations for the Nintendo Switch (hahahahaa) or the Xbox Series is probably not to be expected at the moment.