Final Fantasy XVI Reportedly Getting Announced During PS5 Showcase
A new rumor has begun to circulate suggesting that the as-yet unannounced Final Fantasy XVI will make its grand debut during this week’s PlayStation 5 showcase event. The Square Enix title was previously rumored to have ‘almost’ made an appearance during the Future of Gaming showcase this past June alongside Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart, though for reasons unknown it was decided that Project Athia would take its place on the stage.
The latest rumor comes by way of a recent Reddit post wherein Redditor MXHombre123 noted that Square Enix Executive Producer Shinji Hashimoto reacted excitedly to news of this week’s PS5 event. While that in itself wouldn’t be particularly noteworthy, Hashimoto quickly deleted his tweet. The screencap of the tweet was preserved on Imgur:
Given Sony’s continued pursuit of exclusive titles for the PS5 – first-party and otherwise – it would make perfect sense for the company to use this week’s PS5 showcase event to announce a new Final Fantasy game. It has also been rumored that Final Fantasy XVI will be a timed exclusive not unlike the deal reportedly in place for the Final Fantasy VII Remake, so in all likelihood we’ll get our first glimpse of Final Fantasy XVI during tomorrow’s big event. If not, there’s always the Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 to look forward to.
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