No Final Fantasy game is truly finished once it hits store shelves. Between re-releases, DLCs, expansions, new versions, and new stories, there isn’t a single game in the franchise that hasn’t had at least some form of update or enhancement from its original release. Of course, Final Fantasy XVI is no exception, and as such, we now have some news about it. Only one of them is unquestionably positive.
During the recent PAX West 2023, held from September 1st to 4th, there was a conference where Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida spoke. In that conference, he confirmed several things about the game’s future, including that it will have two paid DLCs.
Ensuring that the studio has been attentive to player feedback, the idea is for people to be able to spend more time in Valisthea, the game world of Final Fantasy XVI. However, we still don’t know much about these DLCs, as Yoshida himself has confirmed that he hopes to share more about the DLC before the end of the year.
On the positive side, he also announced that a free update would be released shortly after the conference. Modifying aspects of the arcade mode, fixing numerous bugs, and addressing some cosmetic issues, they continue to gradually improve the game.
This announcement helps with the big reveal that Yoshida made. As we already knew, he confirmed that Final Fantasy XVI’s exclusivity is only for six months, and the production of the PC version is already underway. While there are no specific dates yet, he hopes to share more information before the end of the year. This gives us hope for the future of this game, which may have disappointed some at launch but still promises to become a great game.
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