Hello all you legends. So I was looking at the TGA announcement for Final Fantasy 16 and it said six month console and PC exclusive. Which by that standard it coming to Xbox in 2024. Unless it’s another FF7R situation where 16 gets no release on Xbox and Sony lengthens the deal even further which is what happened with Intergrade. Do you think 16 is coming or is it a lost cause of Sony money hatting major Square Enix games basically killing Xbox before they even start?
Personally I would love it to come to Xbox since Yoshi P has constantly said his wants for 14 on the Xbox platform and it’s shocking only six months instead of 12. So what’s your thoughts on this.
I don’t think it’s coming Xbox, like with FF7R, Sony is more than likely to keep on adding to that time. As to associate the IP with Playstation and only Playstation.
The 6 months is likely to allow it to come to PC earlier, because the PS5 doesn’t get great physical software sales in Japan(also they haven’t sold enough PS5s to make a difference digital wise it seems). Outside of bundles bundles that come with the system, as famitsus weekly sales figures shows.
IMO FFVIIR was a timed exclusive, until the Bethesda Maneuver took all RPGs off the Sony platform. After that Sony doubled down to full exclusivity and this extends to FFXVI. I largely expect them all to bomb now.
Nah, I think it was always going to go down like this regardless of Bethesda acquisition. Playstation wants Final Fantasy to be associated with Playstation, so they’re paying for this exclusivity. They’re also screwing over PC gamers with this exclusivity.
I don’t expect FF16 reaching even FF15 level much less FF7R (on PS). FF brand (outside of MMO) does not grow and even in decline and MMO does not bring sales to the mainline franchises as it is a different type of community.
What saves FF is that there is no other big JRPG like that. Otherwise FF would decline fast.
Square making these timed exclusive deals for the franchise has hurt the brand imo. LIke cool you got those early Playstation sales, but they didn’t make that much sales back on PC market by taking epic deal and releasing too late on steam for people to care. I don’t understand these shortsighted moves for the franchise because I don’t think taking Sony’s money is worth losing a good amount of sales by skipping PC
We still don’t have FF14 after what? 6-7 plus years now, we might aswell forget about that one lol
FF7R is being moneyhat to no end, by the time it comes? if it do come, we looking at 2-3 years after launch. Who the hell moneyhat for that long? might as well make it a full console exclusive at that point.
FF16 is probably in the same boat as FF7R, being moneyhat to no end lol
Sony is doing long ass moneyhats lately, Forespoken is being moneyhat for 2 years. Even games that flop like Babylon Falls is being Moneyhat for 1 year. it sickening.