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There’s been a recurring rumour throughout the year that Final Fantasy 16 is ready to be revealed, and while many had anticipated it during Sony’s Future of Gaming event earlier in the year, the announcement of next week’s PlayStation 5 Showcase has stirred life into the speculation once more. As is so often the case, much of the discussion revolves around message board murmurs and social media teases, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore the chatter.

Shinji Hashimoto, for example, a key figure at Square Enix, was caught reacting to the announcement of today’s PS5 livestream on social media – before quickly deleting the comment. There was also a Twitter account for Final Fantasy 16 discovered recently, which appears to be owned and operated by the Japanese publisher.

None of this is evidence alone, of course, but we’ve heard on the grapevine for months now that Sony has been plumping up outrageous sums of cash for timed exclusives – and this sequel is widely believed to be one of them. We’ve no doubt the rumour mill will continue churning over the coming days, so you may want to fasten your seatbelts because this is going to be one helluva ride.

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