‘Thanks to your continued persistence’
Sq. Enix producer Naoki Yoshida has launched a brand new assertion saying that upcoming RPG Remaining Fantasy XVI has been hit with a sizeable delay. In a candid assertion posted on social media, Yoshida famous that the delay prevents the workforce from providing any main information updates on the sequel till the spring of 2022.
“When final we spoke, I promised I might have extra data on Remaining Fantasy XVI someday later in 2021,” begins Yoshida within the assertion. “Nevertheless, I remorse to tell you that I will likely be unable to maintain that promise as problems stemming from the continued COVID-19 pandemic have delayed the sport’s improvement by virtually a half yr.”
“In an effort to offset the results of COVID-19, we’ve needed to decentralize that workforce by allowing workers to deal with their assignments from residence. 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 mentioned, we’ve got spent a lot of 2021 addressing this difficulty, and hope to see its affect to a minimal by the brand new yr, permitting us to raised deal with the duties at hand: rising graphic useful resource high quality, refining fight mechanics, fleshing out particular person battles, placing the ending touches on cutscenes, and conducting general graphical optimization.”
Yoshida summarizes by thanking followers for his or her ongoing persistence and noting that the subsequent main replace on the manufacturing of Remaining Fantasy XVI will be anticipated round spring 2022. You may take a look at the complete assertion over on the official Remaining Fantasy XVI Twitter. Whereas the world has lived alongside the trials and tribulations of COVID-19 pandemic for 2 years now, it continues to affect enterprise, manufacturing, and manufacture all through all world industries.
Remaining Fantasy XVI is presently in manufacturing for PS5.