In contrast to the majority of games that release these days, Final Fantasy XVI probably won't have a day one patch. In other words, the development team thinks the game is complete and polished, and that it doesn't need any post-ship adjustments.
Director Hiroshi Takai told Game Informer that there are currently no plans to update the action RPG at launch, although we obviously wouldn't be surprised if patches start arriving afterwards, as players begin providing feedback. Still, it's nice to hear that such a big budget title be fully playable right out of the box — a genuine rarity in this age of day one fixes.
From the outside looking in, it does feel as though development on Final Fantasy XVI has progressed quite smoothly — especially in comparison to its predecessors. That hasn't necessarily been the case, according to our interview with key members of staff, but even so, the team is clearly very confident in what it's created.