Final Fantasy XVI followers are asking for a Steam launch due to PlayStation 5 worth hike

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Final Fantasy is the most effective RPG franchise on the market, relying on whom you ask. Fans are hyped for the subsequent mainline launch, however although Final Fantasy XVI is slated to reach subsequent 12 months, there are some considerations about it being a PlayStation 5 unique at launch.

Specifically, the just lately introduced PlayStation 5 worth hike is drawing ire from some Final Fantasy followers in Japan. The worth isn’t rising in each territory, however Japan is among the areas that will likely be affected. Starting September 15, the PlayStation 5 worth will go up by ¥5,000, earlier than tax. This improve is because of the present pattern of world inflation, in response to Sony.

Japanese streamer @aitaikimochi (who has supplied earlier perception on the standing of Final Fantasy XVI) identified that the game is trending there on account of the worth hike. Increases to each the disc drive and all-digital console costs have individuals fearful. The PlayStation 5 is already in excessive demand: couple that with the next worth, and you’ve got a bunch of would-be house owners fearful about being unable to play the subsequent Final Fantasy.

FF16 is trending in Japan without delay as a consequence of the truth that many individuals are tweeting that they’re fearful they received’t have the ability to play the game as a consequence of PS5 excessive demand and worth improve of ~6,000yen (new worth will likely be 60,478yen for the CD model and 49,478yen for the digital one) 😞

— ☆オードリーAudrey☆ (@aitaikimochi) August 25, 2022

As a outcome, the PC as a platform was additionally trending in Japan — some followers had been asking for a Steam launch in order that they wouldn’t be caught with out a PlayStation 5. Final Fantasy XIV is at the moment solely introduced for that console, although a PC port isn’t out of the query in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade discovered its solution to Steam, in any case.

As for when Final Fantasy XVI is definitely launching, the discharge date continues to be a bit nebulous. It’s slated to reach in summer time 2023, however that leaves a fairly large window from July to September. We’ll have to attend for extra data from Square Enix on that one. In the meantime, one of many game’s producers has defined why the game isn’t turn-based or open-world.