Final Fantasy XVI will be an action-oriented experience, but Square Enix will not neglect fans who are more focused on story. As part of an interview on Tokyo FM’s One Morning show – as translated by Gematsu – producer Naoki Yoshida revealed a little more about what players can expect from the upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive.
“Final Fantasy XVI is quite action-oriented,” he said. “It’s a Final Fantasy featuring story and action. We really want players to enjoy the story, so we’re preparing a mode for players who want to focus on story. Since we have quite the substantial support actions, we’re of course preparing something easy to operate and smooth to play. Don’t worry too much [if you’re not good at action games].”
Yoshida also hinted that the story will be more mature this time around: “I believe there are certain hardships that are experienced when becoming an adult, so I want to make the main theme of this game something that those who grew up playing Final Fantasy and understand reality can still enjoy, get something out of, and think about.”