Final Fantasy 16 may or may not be coming to PC, even though Sony already said it was

Written by Stuart Thomas on Fri, Sep 18, 2020 2:30 PM
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There’s a lot of confusion surrounding many of the titles that were shown at the latest PlayStation 5 Showcase event, namely whether or not a bunch of the games will be console exclusives and whether or not they will be coming to PC. The latest news to rattle everyone’s feathers is that the recently announced Final Fantasy XVI may or may not be coming to pc, even though Sony already said it was.

When Final Fantasy 16 debuted at the PS5 Showcase event, the trailer ended with a bold “PlayStation console exclusive,” and a very small, unobtrusive text at the very bottom that said “Also available on PC.

This, in turn, made everyone think that Final Fantasy XVI would be coming to PC right? Well apparently it hasn’t actually been confirmed. When asked about whether FF16 will be coming to PC, a spokesperson for Square Enix simply said: “We have no further information on if Final Fantasy 16 will be released on platforms other than the PS5.

According to games industry analyst Piers Harding-Rolls on Twitter, they said that FFXVI will reportedly be a full PS5 exclusive (meaning it will only be on the PlayStation 5 console) for 6 months, after which it will then be available on non-console platforms (so PC for instance) for a further 6 months. That means that only after 12 months since release will FF16 be available on all other console platforms.

But without an official statement from Sony or Square Enix, it’s hard to judge whether this information will actually happen, or whether Sony will just keep the game on its own platform for however long it likes.

Even though Sony already stated that they will be bringing more PlayStation exclusive games to PC, they still don’t really want to tell anyone that before they have the hance purchase the next-gen consoles, as that seems to be the case with the upcoming Demon’s Souls Remake.

What do you think? How do you feel about Sony’s exclusivity deals? Do you think Final Fantasy XVI will eventually come to PC? Let us know!

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22:35 Sep-18-2020

Yeah, Sony is waving that exclusive money around really hard. So I am not that surprised, they want to get people on board with PS5 and they do what they always did. Instead of offering something new, they rather just "starve" other platforms by paying for games, features or even characters, like Spiderman in Marvels Avengers, to not be available on other platforms.

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20:03 Sep-19-2020

I agree that it is extremely vexing that games are made exclusive to one platform but in the end, that is one of the major selling points of a console. Take that away and it gives less incentive to ever get one. In an ideal situation, every game should be available to every platform but that isn't conducive to profitable business practises. Also would have been nice if Sony fans could play halo/ gears of war and xbox fans god of war,spiderman etc.

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22:32 Sep-18-2020

All the rest have, why wouldn't this?

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15:54 Sep-18-2020

They’re just trying to sell you PS5s, once enough people have bought consoles just for FF and DS, they’ll announce the games for PC. I say most people should wait a year to buy the new console, worst case scenario you get it for a lower price and play the exclusives later than others, best case, they come out on PC and you don’t purchase a console and rather upgrade to the 3080Ti or something.

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15:34 Sep-18-2020

But at the beginning of the trailer it says "The following content is captured on PC emulating the PS5 experience." So that means they've put some work into it, I'd guess it's just like Piers Harding-Rolls said it. They wouldn't be wasting such work...right? Right Sony? :')

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15:26 Sep-18-2020

I think it's part of their deal to keep hush about it coming to other platforms until after game release.

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