Producer: Closing Fantasy XVI Recreation’s Growth ‘Delayed by Nearly a Half Yr’ Because of COVID-19
Closing Fantasy XVI role-playing recreation producer Naoki Yoshida posted an announcement on the sport’s official Twitter account in English on Monday, stating that “issues stemming from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic have delayed the sport’s improvement by virtually half a yr.” Whereas the employees had initially said Sq. Enix would reveal extra details about the sport in 2021, that’s now not the case. As a substitute, Sq. Enix will reveal extra details about the sport in spring 2022.
Yoshida defined the problems across the improvement in additional element, stating:
As the most recent addition to the FINAL FANTSY sequence being developed for the PlayStation 5, FINAL FANTASY XVI has amassed a sizeable group composed of proficient creators from all over the world. Nevertheless, in an effort to offset the results of COVID-19, we have needed to decentralize that workforce by allowing employees to sort out their assignments from house. This has sadly hampered communication from the Tokyo workplace, which, in flip, has led to delays in — or in excessive instances, cancellations of — asset deliveries from our outsource companions.
That stated, we now have spent a lot of 2021 addressing this difficulty, and hope to see its affect to a minimal by the brand new yr, permitting us to higher deal with the duties at hand: rising graphic useful resource high quality, refining fight mechanics, fleshing out particular person battles, placing the ending touches on cutscenes, and conducting total graphical optimization. Our main objective now’s to be as fingers on with the sport as doable to be able to see it totally polished.
The only-player motion RPG will launch for PS5 as a PlayStation console unique. Whereas an preliminary livestreamed trailer had listed a PC launch, the identical trailer’s on-line model and its web site didn’t record a PC model.
Sq. Enix‘s Artistic Enterprise Unit III division is creating the sport. Naoki Yoshida (Closing Fantasy XIV) is producing Closing Fantasy XVI, and Hiroshi Takai (Closing Fantasy XIV) is directing the sport.
Supply: Closing Fantasy XVI recreation’s Twitter account