During the “NieR Re[in]carnation x Final Fantasy XIV Collaboration Special” live stream, which took place on May 6th, it was revealed that Final Fantasy XVI is almost done! Naoki Yoshida, producer for both XIV and XVI, also revealed that players should expect a new trailer for the title soon.
During a conversation with NieR series producer Yosuke Saito, Yoshida revealed the following:
Yoshida: “We said the next time we’d release information is in the spring… And I’m being told, ‘so when exactly is spring to you?’”
Saito: “After all, the NieR Re[in]carnation collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV is supposed to be in the early summer, and that’s already next week. Right now we’re in between spring and early summer.”
Yoshida: “No no… The trailer is already complete. But it was delayed for various reasons. I think it’ll come out soon.”
Saito: “I’ve seen some other footage as well. I was really impressed by what you guys made.”
Yoshida: “You were practically chuckling by how absurdly well-made it was. That being said, the development team has put in tremendous effort. From this point, we’re fervently playing it through, polishing, debugging, and thoroughly optimizing, so I think we’re going to take a little longer there. It’s already come together considerably. I feel like we should spend a little more time in that area.”Naoki Yoshida & Yosuke Saito via the “NieR Re[in]carnation x Final Fantasy XIV Collaboration Special” live stream event
This update comes shortly after Yoshida revealed in an interview with UNIQLO, as part of the franchise’s collaboration with the clothing company (celebrating the Final Fantasy series’ 35th anniversary) that development of Final Fantasy XVI is almost complete.
With both of Yoshida’s recent comments, and the fact that at the beginning of the year we were told we would see an update on the title this spring, it seems we will likely get a wave of new Final Fantasy XVI information soon! Make sure to keep an eye out on RPGFan, where we will make sure to cover any news in regards to Final Fantasy XVI as soon as it’s made available.