Final Fantasy 16 Gold

Ladies and gentlemen, we now live in a world where mainline Final Fantasy games are ready to be shipped months ahead of their release date. How times have changed!

Indeed, Final Fantasy XVI has gone gold, meaning that development is complete, and it's basically ready for public consumption. As alluded, this announcement is particularly impressive because Final Fantasy XVI doesn't launch until the 22nd June.

With that in mind, the team will likely continue polishing its action RPG until the big day arrives. After all, when it comes to modern gaming, the initial release of a project certainly isn't the end — not when you can make adjustments via updates.

It's also worth mentioning that Final Fantasy XVI has apparently been in a borderline complete state for a long time. All the way back in April of last year, producer Naoki Yoshida was saying that the game was in its "final stretch" of development, and that period seemingly continued through to 2023. In other words, the developer's been in the polishing phase for ages, suggesting that everything has gone rather smoothly following the disruption of the pandemic.

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