When Final Fantasy 16 drops subsequent yr, it will not have an open world setting, in response to an IGN interview with the game’s producer Naoki Yoshida. Instead, it will shorthand the game’s giant scale by leaping between places around the globe.

Yoshida mentioned the event staff’s aim is to usher in new individuals to the collection by doing issues otherwise than earlier video games.

“However, to convey a narrative that feels prefer it spans a complete globe and past, we determined to keep away from an open world design that limits us to a single open world house, and as an alternative deal with an impartial area-based game design that may give gamers a greater really feel of a really ‘world’ scale,” he mentioned.

Yoshida is principally describing any non-open world videogame that has loads of discrete ranges. I would not be shocked if Final Fantasy 16 seems like an open world game even when the person areas are a lot smaller in scope than what you’d see in different video games, very like The Witcher 2.

Final Fantasy 16 covers six realms or nations that every have a ‘Dominant’, or somebody that is ready to wield the harmful powers of the basic Final Fantasy summons. The game’s teaser web page depicts a big map, however it sounds such as you will not spend hours exploring it just like the expertise of driving round Final Fantasy 15. It’s a departure from the course the collection has gone and a brand new construction for the event staff that primarily works on Final Fantasy 14.

The current trailer confirmed off a number of the game’s fight, which is being designed by Devil May Cry 5’s Ryota Suzuki. Final Fantasy 16 can have the collection’ signature group-based fight where you management predominant character Clive with a set of AI-controlled get together members, Yoshida instructed IGN. There may also be large battles between Eikons that sound like they will resemble different genres, like shooters and combating video games.

Final Fantasy 16 is confirmed to be a PlayStation 5 unique for now, however I’m crossing my fingers for a PC launch quickly after.