The highly anticipated demo for Final Fantasy XVI is out right now on PS5, giving everyone a chance to play through a generous chunk of the game's opening act ahead of its full release on the 22nd June. Just to be clear, the exact launch time for the demo is 9AM BST / 10AM CEST / 1AM PT / 4AM ET on the 12th June (today, at the time of writing this article).
You should be able to find the demo on the PlayStation Store's front page, but if you don't see it, you can visit Final Fantasy XVI's page and simply select 'demo' from the '...' drop menu.
The 'Playable Prologue' promises over two hours of gameplay, and your progress will carry through to the full release. This means you can keep your story progress and any items or equipment you've snagged from throughout the demo.
But that's not all. Upon completing the prologue, you'll be able to take on the 'Special Battle Demo', which decks protagonist Clive out with a bunch of Eikonic abilities. Basically, it gives you a taste of what the combat system becomes beyond the prologue. Your progress in the battle-specific demo won't carry through to the full release, however.
All of this information was relayed through the official Final Fantasy XVI pre-launch event, which we were lucky enough to attend last night.
Will you be giving the Final Fantasy XVI demo a shot? Or maybe you'll be waiting for the full game? Unleash your Eikonic abilities in the comments section below.
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