Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida has denied any future Square Enix games will be coming to PC, telling interested fans to buy a PlayStation 5.
The video clip, published on Japanese website Nico Video, was shared on Twitter by industry insider Genki (below), who translated Yoshida’s comments (verified by IGN) regarding the PC version of Final Fantasy 16.
“Nobody said anything about a PC version release,” Yoshida said. “Why is the PC version coming out half a year later? Don’t worry about it and buy a PS5. I’m sorry, I overdid it. I did my best, so please look forward to it.”
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“Nobody said anything about the PC version. Why is the PC version coming out six months later? Don’t worry, buy a PS5!” Look forward to it.” (laughs) pic.twitter.com/o5i1JsNnbc
— Genki ✨ (@Genki_JPN) January 9, 2023
However, as Square Enix itself did, the claim that “no one said a word about the PC version” is not true. Square Enix mysteriously quickly dropped this claim, but PS5 exclusivity was again called into question in November 2022.
The ad for the PS5’s DualSense controller states that Final Fantasy 16 will be “exclusive to PS5 for six months” and that it will come to another platform (Xbox, Nintendo Switch, or PC) six months later in December 2023. suggesting. Launched on June 22nd.
The exact nature of that exclusivity is still unclear, but based on Yoshida’s comments, this also applies to its developer.IGN reached out to Square Enix for comment.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and UK news editor. He talks about witchers all day long.