Final Fantasy 16

Final Fantasy 16 Is In ‘Final Stages of Optimization’ For PC

A demo is set to arrive before launching on PC.

Last year, Square Enix launched Final Fantasy 16 with a favourable reception. At the time, it was exclusive to PlayStation 5 but was revealed to be coming to PC.

It seems like that may be happening soon as a new interview fromGameInformer with Naoki Yoshida reveals Final Fantasy 16 is in the “final stages of optimization.”

“In terms of where we are in development currently, we’re trying to figure out the final stages of optimization right now,” Yoshida says to Game Informer. “When we can release the PC version might be dependent on that—the system requirements and specifications for PC that players will need, so we’re trying to figure that out. Naturally, [the PC specifications] are looking to be somewhat high.

“In terms of when it’s going to come out or when we can announce it, I’d like to ask for more time on that,” continues Yoshida as he says that progress on the PC port is well underway.

Final Fantasy 16 received the first of its downloadable content last year with Echoes of the Fallen, which takes place before the campaign’s finale. Clive heads to a desolate crystal ruin, tackling various enemies and bosses. A second expansion, Rising Tides, is set to launch in Spring 2024 and features the missing Eikon, Leviathan. It is set to expand upon the world of Valisthea and explain where the mysterious Eikon was during the campaign.

A demo is planned to launch before the entire game on PC, and the development aims to announce required specs and requirements before launch so players can be ready.

“And to do that, we’re looking to release a demo for the PC version as well,” Yoshida adds. “Again, we can’t really talk about too much in terms of details of when it’s going to come out – I think in a little bit more time we’ll be in a better place to announce things. But one thing’s for sure: It won’t be too distant in the future; it won’t be a year, it won’t be two years, it will probably be shorter than that, so stay tuned.”