Final Fantasy XVI was one of the highlights at PAX East 2023 over the weekend, where we got to see more of the stunning world of Valisthea before the developers answered some of the communities more vocal questions (in addition to showing more gameplay)
We also got some welcome technical specs, with producer Naoki Yoshida revealing that Final Fantasy XVI will have the two performance modes we’ve come to expect from current-gen games. One will feature improved Graphics, with 4K visuals at 2160p and a 30fps target, while the other prioritizes Frame Rate, aiming for 60fps at likely 1440p. Both benefit from near-instant loading, with a save file loaded during gameplay taking less than three seconds to return to gameplay, which is quite interesting, given last week’s Squeeze Gap Discourse .
QTEs also seem to be making a comeback, with some epic boss encounters split into multiple phases, and with each phase shift, the boss and environment change as well. Three different types of signals will be needed (Attack, Evasion, and Clash), depending on the situation, where the developers want to make each shift more “dynamic”.
Final Fantasy XVI launches on PS5 on June 22nd, and we’re sure to learn more as that date approaches. Where are your hype levels? Let us know in the comments section below.