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Final Fantasy 16 PC port is a long way away, Yoshida confirms

Full focus on the game’s PS5 release
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The newest Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy 16 is finally coming out on June 22, 2023, and will be an exclusive game for PS5 for at least six months. Producer Naoki Yoshida stated that while he would like to release a PC port “eventually”, it certainly won’t happen right after that exclusivity-period is over.

Talking on the Japanese PlayStation blog (translated via DeepL), Yoshida said: “I want to make it clear that the PC version will not be released in six months. Because we have spent a lot of time and money optimizing the PS5 platform in order to deliver the best gaming experience possible.”

The PC version of Final Fantasy 16 might take a long while, so better strap in for the long haul.

The PC version of Final Fantasy 16 might take a long while, so better strap in for the long haul.

“Of course, we would like to release a PC version at some point, so that as many people as possible can play the game,” he continued. “However, if we start optimizing the PC version after the PS5 version is released, we won't be able to optimize it in six months, so it won't be released in a short span of six months. We would like to release it eventually, and I think we will, but right now we are not at a stage where we can say when.”

“First of all, we have made the best game in the world, and I would be happy if you could play the PS5 version. If the PC version comes out in half a year, I may quit the company [laughs]. I hope you will enjoy the PS5 version first, without saying, ‘I won't buy the PS5 version because the PC version will be released in half a year anyway’,” Yoshida concluded. He gave no real indication of when we might expect a PC port to come out.

A jokester as always, Yoshida guaranteed that there won’t be any delay for Final Fantasy 16’s PS5 release “unless there is a natural disaster.”

You can read our own Final Fantasy 16 preview for more impressions about the game, but for the moment it looks like Yoshida and his team have definitely hit the mark when it comes to making a game that improves on its predecessor.