Final Fantasy XVI Launch Window Announced

New details about the Dominants, messages from key members of the dev team, and more!

Final Fantasy XVI Launch

Square Enix has recently revealed the Final Fantasy XVI launch window and a new trailer.

Final Fantasy XVI Launch Window

The newest information about Final Fantasy XVI has finally been divulged, which is the launch window, Summer 2023. While it is not a specific date, fans can finally pinpoint the year of the game’s launch.

Dominance Trailer

Aside from the big reveal, a new trailer was also shared. The new title is called Dominance, which showcases multiple Eikons that several individuals possess. It also showcases the protagonist Clive Rosfield and the numerous arsenal of attacks he uses in battle.

At the Final Leg of Development

Final Fantasy XVI Launch

Producer Yoshida Naoki revealed that the team under the direction of Hiroshi Takai has now entered the final leg of development and are now focusing on polishing the game. Director Takai also confirmed that the game is now fully playable from start to finish, but it still needs optimization and a lot of challenges to tackle, possibly bug squashing.

Dominants of Titan and Garuda

The official blog also revealed the details about the two new Dominants of Titan and Garuda. Check out their information below:

Hugo Kupka

Final Fantasy XVI Launch

Permanent Economic Adviser Hugo Kupka’s meteoric rise to prominence was sudden, if not unexpected. Once a nameless foot soldier in the Republican Army, his awakening as Dominant of the Eikon Titan thrust him to the forefront of Dhalmekian politics. It was here he used his newfound position as the most powerful man in the republic to exert influence over both the nation’s armies and its policy making—amassing a personal fortune in the process. Yet while it is said that a man who has everything wants for nothing, Benedikta Harman will teach him money and power are far from all the world has to offer.

Benedikta Harman

Final Fantasy XVI Launch

Having emerged from the storm of youth coldhearted and ruthless, Benedikta Harman—Dominant of the Eikon Garuda, Warden of the Wind—turned her talent for swordplay and subterfuge into a command of Waloed’s elite intelligencers. It is on a mission to find the elusive second Eikon of Fire that she crosses paths with a like-minded Clive and is forced to face her past.

FFXVI Key Development Team Members

The key development team members behind Final Fantasy XVI were also introduced. Here are the names:

ProducerNaoki Yoshida
Main DirectorHiroshi Takai
Creative Director & Original ScreenplayKazutoyo Maehiro
Localization DirectorMichael-Christopher Koji Fox
Art DirectorHiroshi Minagawa
Combat DirectorRyota Suzuki
Character DesignKazuya Takahashi
ComposerMasayoshi Soken

Final Fantasy XVI launches exclusively on PS5 this coming Summer 2023.