Final Fantasy XVI PS5 PlayStation

Final Fantasy fans were spoiled today, getting a meaty State of Play Showcase in which 25 minutes of ridiculously awesome-looking Final Fantasy XVI gameplay footage dropped, with the promise of more to come.

We were also introduced to the game's theme song, “Tsuki Wo Miteita – Moongazing”, performed by Kenshi Yonezu, which is kind of a bop in its own right. It might be a little more "anime opening" than we had anticipated and still falls well short of the GOAT, but this is Final Fantasy in 2023, after all. You can hear a snippet below.

The theme was written by Yonezu, who is probably best known for the song "Kick Back" from the anime Chainsaw Man. He also co-wrote "Kite", which served as the theme song for the NHK's coverage of the 2020 Olympic Games.

What do you think of Final Fantasy XVI's theme song? What did you think of today's State of Play? Let us know in the comments section below.