Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida has denied that the next Square Enix game will appear on PCsuggesting interested fans buy a PlayStation 5.
A video clip posted on the Japanese website Nico Video was shared on Twitter by Genki (below), who translated Yoshida’s comments (which have been verified by IGN) about a PC version of Final Fantasy XVI.
“No one has said a word about releasing a PC version,” Yoshida said. “Why does it seem like the PC version will be out six months later? Don’t worry about it, get a PS5.”
Yoshi-P on rumors of a Final Fantasy XVI PC version!
“Nobody said a word about a PC version releasing. Why is it like a PC version is releasing 6 months later? Don’t worry about that, buy a PS5! (laughs) Sorry, I went overboard. We did our best so please look forward to it” lol pic.twitter.com/o5i1JsNnbc
— Genki✨ (@Genki_JPN) January 9, 2023
However, the claim that “no one has said a word about a PC version” is false, since Square Enix itself did. The game’s original teaser trailer bluntly stated that it “will also be available on PC” and although Square Enix mysteriously withdrew it soon after, the PS5 exclusivity was thrown into question again in November 2022.
A PS5 DualSense controller announcement said that Final Fantasy XVI would only be a “PS5 exclusive for six months,” hinting that it would be coming to another platform (either Xbox, Nintendo Switch, or PC) in December 2023, six months later. its release on June 22.
Nevertheless, the exact nature of its exclusivity is still unclear, and based on Yoshida’s comment, this is even the case in his developer studio. IGN has contacted Square Enix.