18 April 2024
Games Technology

Closing Fantasy XVI PC Port Is In ‘Closing Levels,’ Producer Says

Joshua, Clive, and Jill standing next to each other

Picture: Sq. Enix

Closing Fantasy XVI, the most recent mainline entry in Sq. Enix’s iconic RPG franchise, launched in June of final 12 months for PS5, however PC gamers are nonetheless ready to seek out out after they’ll get their arms on the sport. Nicely that point is likely to be coming sooner reasonably than later, in accordance with producer Naoki Yoshida. In a latest Game Informer interview,Yoshida stated that the PC port of the sport is in “the ultimate phases of optimization.”

Initially introduced again in September 2023, the PC model of FF16 hasn’t made any official appearances within the following months. As a substitute, the FF16 group has been centered on its two items of post-release DLC. The primary of which, Echoes of the Fallen, launched in December and the second of which, The Rising Tide, is about to launch this spring. FF16 had a six-month exclusivity interval on PS5 that went up on the finish of January, so followers have been eagerly awaiting information of a launch date for the PC port.

Yoshida didn’t give a particular launch date to Recreation Informer, saying that the discharge relies on how lengthy optimization takes. This optimization consists of determining precisely what the system necessities for gamers will probably be, with Yoshida saying that these are, “trying to be considerably excessive.” Wesley LeBlanc, the journalist who wrote the piece and interviewed Yoshida, speculated on social media that the PC model will probably be prepared round FF16’s one 12 months anniversary this June.

That looks like guess, contemplating it will give the builders time to launch the second and closing piece of DLC for the sport this spring and supply a whole version for each PS5 and PC round its anniversary. Every time the sport does lastly get a launch date for PC, Yoshida assures us {that a} demo for the sport will probably be accessible in order that they’ll be sure that their rig will truly have the ability to run the sport.