The next mainline installment of the Final Fantasy franchise was set to be shown in late 2021. As we’re now at the end of the year, Final Fantasy 16 Producer Naoki Yoshida provided an official statement on the state of the game’s development.
According to Yoshida, COVID-19 has had a large impact on development as it has nearly all studios. As such, we won’t see the next preview of Final Fantasy 16 until sometime in mid-2022. While no release date was hinted at, it’s probably safe to assume that 2023 is likely.
We will keep you updated as more information is shared in the coming months!