Final Fantasy 16 Release Poll

It's been a pretty slow week for news, so let's enter the weekend with a potentially interesting poll: when do you think Final Fantasy XVI will release?

The PS5 action RPG was first revealed during Sony's next-gen showcase in 2020. Since then, we've seen almost nothing of the game, barring a few screenshots and concept art. It feels like we've been waiting an eternity, but producer Naoki Yoshida has gone on record saying that the project is now in its final stretch. What's more, a new trailer is coming "soon", apparently, and this news has rekindled some people's hopes of a 2022 release date. But could it actually happen?

Well this is where things start to get a little muddy. As we've said before, the term "final stretch" is deceptively vague. We would assume that core development is complete — Yoshida says that the team is working on polishing and optimisation — but it could still take months and months for the game to hit a stage where it's ready to ship. It really all depends on the scope of the project and how smoothly things progress.

Again, though, we want to know what you think. So vote in our polls, and then explain yourself in the comments section below.

When do you think Final Fantasy XVI will release?
How hyped are you for Final Fantasy XVI?