It has been some time since we heard from Ultimate Fantasy XVI. However producer Naoki Yoshida offers us an replace…
“We’re within the ultimate levels of improvement…”
Not too long ago, Sq. Enix collaborated with Japanese clothes model UNIQLO for the thirty fifth anniversary of Ultimate Fantasy. For 16 distinctive shirt designs, impressed by the mainline Ultimate Fantasy titles. The sixteenth one hasn’t even been launched but, and whereas it had been in improvement for fairly a while now. There’s scarcely something we find out about it. In essentially the most unbelievable of locations, a pamphlet that got here with one of many shirts. Producer Naoki Yoshida had some selection phrases for followers:
“We’re within the ultimate levels of improvement for the brand new numbered recreation within the sequence, Ultimate Fantasy XVI. We purpose to ship a complete recreation filled with story and gameplay. Not like an internet recreation that includes many gamers on the similar time, FFXVI provides a unique expertise the place it focuses on the person participant and immerses you within the story. I believe it is a very fleshed out story. For many who have grown up and realized that actuality is not sort to you and have drifted away from Ultimate Fantasy, we hope that FFXVI will probably be a recreation that may convey again anew the fervour that you just as soon as had for the sequence.” -Ultimate Fantasy XVI Producer Naoki Yoshida translation by @aitaikimochi
We final heard from Ultimate Fantasy XVI throughout a Tokyo Gameshow Panel, the place Naoki Yoshida and Ultimate Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. The place the previous confirmed that the story had been accomplished. Since then there was scarcely something concerning the title. Solely the occasional affirmation by Yoshida, that they’re nonetheless working very onerous on it. We have but to see extra footage of the sport as nicely. Until now, we solely have the 2020 Awakening trailer, that Sq. Enix confirmed off throughout one in every of PlayStation’s State of Play streams. The place the title was initially introduced to be on PlayStation and PC, which was later modified to it being a PlayStation unique.
However what can we find out about Ultimate Fantasy XVI?
From the Awakening trailer and Sq. Enix’s website, we will at the least deduce that XVI will probably be extra within the vein of basic Ultimate Fantasy titles. The sport is directed by Hiroshi Takai of Final Remnant fame and produced by Naoki Yoshida, who’s accountable for Ultimate Fantasy XIV and the top of Sq. Enix’s Inventive Enterprise Unit III. The 2 have labored collectively on Ultimate Fantasy XIV since 2010. The fight is being directed by Ryota Suzuki of Capcom fame. He is been concerned in Motion and Motion-RPG titles like Satan Could Cry 5 and Dragon’s Dogma.
It is at the moment assumed, by many followers, that the story is written by Kazutoyo Maehiro. His final huge outing was writing the primary situation of Ultimate Fantasy XIV’s critically acclaimed Heavensward enlargement. There have additionally been ideas that the music is being composed Masayoshi Soken, who’s additionally been a part of the Ultimate Fantasy XIV group. However solely the primary 3 names have been confirmed thus far.
Ultimate Fantasy XVI takes place on this planet of Valisthea, house to a number of crystals that permit the individuals to stay peacefully. The story revolves round Clive Rosfield, who after a tragic flip of occasions set out on a quest to avenge his household. The sport will characteristic a real-time motion fight system, that can see Clive use a quick mixture of melee and magic assaults. On the level of writing, we do not know if the title goes to be a linear affair or characteristic an open world. Producer Naoki Yoshida promised that there will be extra info someday within the spring of this yr.
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