Final Fantasy 16 Has Gone Gold

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Ryan Dinsdale


Mar 31, 2023 12:34 pm

Development on Final Fantasy 16 is now complete as developer Square Enix has announced the game has gone gold.

Shared in a tweet (below) on the Final Fantasy 16 Twitter account, Square Enix has wrapped up development way ahead of the game's launch date of June 22.

"Final Fantasy 16 has gone gold," it said simply. "From the entire development team, including Torgal, we hope you're looking forward to Final Fantasy 16's launch on June 22."

Final Fantasy XVI has gone gold.

From the entire team, including Torgal, we hope you're looking forward to #FF16's launch on June 22nd 🐺

— FINAL FANTASY XVI (@finalfantasyxvi) March 31, 2023

Though fans had 14 reasons to expect a sequel, Final Fantasy 16 was officially announced in September 2020 as the next mainline game in the RPG franchise, this time taking place in the knights and castles filled world of Valisthea.

Square Enix has provided incremental updates on its development since then, even saying the game had completed basic development one month after its announcement. Producer Naoki Yoshida then said in April 2022 that it was in the "final stages" of development," leading many to believe Final Fantasy 16 would launch towards the end of that year.

That didn't happen, of course, but June isn't too far away for those looking forward to the game. It's only coming to PlayStation 5 at launch despite some conflicting messaging from Square Enix, though Sony only has six months of exclusivity.

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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.

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