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Ultimate Fantasy 16: Every thing We Discovered In IGN’s Naoki Yoshida Interview

Ultimate Fantasy 16: Every thing We Discovered In IGN’s Naoki Yoshida Interview

After an extended interval of relative silence, Sq. Enix just lately confirmed off a brand-new Final Fantasy 16 trailer along with a release window. To comply with up from the trailer, IGN had the chance to talk with producer Naoki Yoshida, who’s at the moment spearheading the challenge together with an all-star crew of builders.

In the middle of talking with Yoshida, we discovered a lot about Sq. Enix’s upcoming mainline Ultimate Fantasy challenge, together with affirmation that it will not be an open world RPG in any case. Listed below are the primary highlights.

Final Fantasy 16 Producer Reveals New Details on Combat, Summons, and Party Members

Naoki Yoshida confirmed that Final Fantasy 16 could have a type of party-based fight with AI characters, and he additionally mentioned how Eikons — Ultimate Fantasy 16’s model of summons — will determine into the gameplay.

“We did not need to overwhelm customers in our latest trailer, so we targeted solely on Clive’s battles. That mentioned, for many of his journey, Clive shall be accompanied by a number of companions,” Yoshida says. “These companions will take part in battle, in addition to commerce banter with Clive. That mentioned, the social gathering members shall be AI-driven in order to permit gamers to focus solely on controlling Clive.”

Final Fantasy 16 Producer Confirms It Won’t Be Open World

Ultimate Fantasy 16 will not be following within the footsteps of its predecessor and will not offer a real open world. As a substitute, it’s going to divide up its areas into extra contained areas whereas nonetheless taking inspiration from different triple-A video games, Yoshida mentioned.

“To deliver 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 area, and as a substitute concentrate on an impartial area-based sport design that may give gamers a greater really feel of a very “world” scale,” he explains.

Final Fantasy 16’s Puppy Has a Name, And He May Be a Party Member

Bear in mind the pup from Ultimate Fantasy 16’s very first trailer? Naoki Yoshida revealed his identify whereas teasing that he could have a a lot larger function to play within the gameplay.

“Effectively, let’s simply say he’s extra wolf than canine—and his identify is ‘Torgal,'” Yoshida instructed IGN. “As for him being a celebration member, you may simply have to attend and see. We’ll have extra data on events quickly.”

Ultimate Fantasy 16 New Screenshots

On high of the brand new trailer, Sq. Enix additionally revealed new characters whereas offering extra element on the background of the world. Ultimate Fantasy 16 was beforehand revealed to be a PS5 exclusive with a Medieval European setting.

Ultimate Fantasy 16 is at the moment slated to launch in Summer time 2023. A PC model could comply with, however it stays unconfirmed. When you wait, try the remainder of our Summer of Gaming coverage, which features a brand-new reveal for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Kat Bailey is a Senior Information Editor at IGN in addition to co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Ship her a DM at @the_katbot.

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