Final Fantasy XVI has been in development "for at least four years in some capacity", according to industry journalist Jason Schreier, speaking on the latest Triple Click podcast. Schreier credits sources who are apparently familiar with the game's production.
And yes, this does mean that Final Fantasy XVI is "coming sooner than people think". Square Enix has, over recent years, developed a bad habit of announcing some of its games far too early, but it sounds like it won't be too long until we're playing the next Final Fantasy on PS5.
Indeed, what shocked us most about the Final Fantasy XVI reveal trailer was that it looks like an actual game — not just some kind of barely formed project that hasn't even entered full production yet. The suggestion is that it's actually quite far along.
Still, we're going to have to wait a little while to hear more. Square Enix has stated that the next Final Fantasy XVI information dump will happen in 2021.
When do you think Final Fantasy XVI will release? Place your bets in the comments section below.