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Last Fantasy XVI Delayed By Virtually Six Months Due To Covid-19

Pictured is a screenshot from the debut FFXVI trailer.

The influence of the pandemic remains to be being felt.
Screenshot: Sq. Enix

The unique plan was for Sq. Enix to make a giant year-end announcement concerning Last Fantasy XVI. That’s not going to occur, and the sport has been delayed by no less than half a yr.

“Once we final spoke, I promised I’d have extra info on Last Fantasy XVI someday later in 2021,” wrote producer Naoki Yoshida in an official announcement. “Nevertheless, I remorse to tell you that I will probably be unable to maintain that promise, as issues from the continued Covid-19 pandemic have delayed the sport’s growth by virtually half a yr.”

Last Fantasy XVI is being developed by various creators from all over the world. As a part of Sq. Enix’s efforts to offset the influence of the pandemic, it has allowed employees to work at home. “This has sadly hampered communication from the Tokyo workplace, which, in flip, has led to delays in—or in excessive circumstances, cancellations of—asset deliveries from our outsource companions.”

That is comprehensible. The pandemic has upended and sophisticated issues for folks all around the world.

“That stated, we now have spent a lot of 2021 addressing this difficulty, and hope to see its influence to a minimal by the brand new yr, permitting us to raised concentrate on the duties at hand: growing graphic useful resource high quality, refining fight mechanics, fleshing out particular person battles, placing the ending touches on cutscenes, and conducting total graphic optimization.”

In line with Yoshida, the present plan is to roll out a giant reveal in spring 2022.

“I deeply apologize to all those that have been wanting ahead to studying extra about Last Fantasy XVI,” Yoshida concluded, “and thanks to your continued endurance whereas we focus our mixed efforts on growth.”

Is it me, or do you form of really feel unhealthy that Yoshida retains having to apologize? Issues occur. We perceive. See you subsequent spring.

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