Development on Final Fantasy XVI is in “the final stretch,” producer Naoki Yoshida said in the latest issue of Uniqlo’s free in-store UT magazine, which includes an interview with Yoshida as part of the clothing company’s collaboration with Final Fantasy for the franchise’s 35th anniversary.
“Currently, development on the latest title, Final Fantasy XVI, is in the final stretch,” Yoshida said. “As a single-player game, Final Fantasy XVI aims to unify the story and gameplay experience. Unlike online games, which portrays multiple players at once, Final Fantasy XVI has an individual focus, which makes the story more immersive. And I think the story has become quite deep. My hope is that the adults who have grown up, understand the rules of society, and drifted away from Final Fantasy thinking ‘the real world isn’t as easy as a video game’ can remember the enthusiasm they had back then. That’s what we’re keeping in mind as we make this game.”