Final Fantasy XVI PS5 PlayStation

Final Fantasy fans have been arguing for decades about all kinds of things, like which game is the best (VIII) or which one has the best minigames (again, VIII). But something new has the community in a tizzy, and this time it's a 19-second clip of the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI getting fans riled up, along with the return of some familiar and well-worn talking points.

In the clip, we meet Torgal, an excellent canine companion who otherwise might have been the subject of this story if not for the crevasse protagonist Clive ably traverses. That's right, we are back in the nostalgic territory of Squeeze Gap discourse, that most egregious of all game design sins (in the eyes of some fans).

In the colourful comments section of the above Tweet, some decried the inclusion of yet more Squeeze Gap on current-gen machines, while others point out you can clearly see through the gap that this is an intentional design choice and does not, in fact, hide a loading screen. Lose yourself down the quote retweet rabbit hole like we did if you've got nothing better to do.

We aren't really worried either way, honestly, but it is an interesting move on the part of Square Enix to put out an official clip for a highly anticipated game that is 50% a character shimmying through a tight space. Music, as ever, is entirely on point, gotta give credit where it's due. Final Fantasy XVI launches on 22nd June on PS5.

What do you think of Squeeze Gaps in general and Squeezegate in particular? Get all bent out of shape in the comments section below.

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