Final Fantasy 16: All Release Platforms

Final Fantasy 16 will be released on June 22 and will be a timed exclusive on PS5, but, it will come to other platforms eventually.

Final Fantasy 16 will be released worldwide on June 22, 2023. With a few days left before the release, the hype of Final Fantasy 16 is at an all-time high. With that said, you might be wondering what platforms this highly anticipated game is being released on and if the PC version is due to come out sooner or later.

Key Takeaways
  • Final Fantasy 16 will be released worldwide on June 22nd, 2023.
  • Final Fantasy 16 will be a timed exclusive launch on PS5, but it will eventually come to the platforms. 
  • The development of the PC port will start when Final Fantasy 16 is launched on PS5.
  • It will be an exclusive PS5 game for six months, so we can expect it to be available on other platforms by 31st December.
  • The PC version will probably come out in early or mid-2024, as there is no clear release indication by the developers for a port.

Final Fantasy 16 Release Platforms

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Final Fantasy 16 JP cover art

On launch, Final Fantasy 16 will be released on the PlayStation 5. In a recent PS5 trailer, it was revealed that Final Fantasy 16 would be a timed exclusive, and it will be only available on PS5 for six months. Xbox and PC fans must be disappointed as they won’t be able to play it as soon as it is launched. However, the game will eventually be released on other platforms.

With that said, it won’t be available for other platforms before 31st December, which is a long wait for anyone who has been anticipating the title. In an Ascii interview, it was officially confirmed by the producer of Final Fantasy 16, Naoki Yoshida, that the PC version would definitely come out. However, they will only start the production of the PC version after the release of PS5.

We can’t be sure if the PC version will come out after six months as they have yet to start developing, so it is hard to believe the port will be without any issues if it were to be developed in just six months. So, the safe bet is to be expecting the PC port to come out in early or mid-2024.

Why Is Final Fantasy 16 A PS5 Exclusive?

You might be wondering why Final Fantasy isn’t being released on more platforms. The reason for that is Square Enix liked Sony’s offer the most and accepted it. According to Yoshida, developing one system is easier, and PlayStation has helped the team a lot. Yoshida said in an interview with Game Informer:

“That said, from a developer and programmer perspective, limiting development to one system makes it not only easier on us but allows us the ability to optimize it, and that allows us the ability to maximize performance for that one system because we’re only concentrating on that one system.” 

That’s almost everything you would want to know about Final Fantasy 16 release platforms. It is being released as a timed exclusive on PS5 but will eventually come to other platforms in a matter of time.

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