While PlayStation 5 gamers continue to be awed and impressed by Final Fantasy XVI, PC players can at least breathe a sigh of relief as Square Enix has confirmed that a version for the platform is already in development. That said, an official release date has not been set in stone just yet.
As reported by PC Gamer, producer Naoki Yoshida shared that the PC version of the JRPG still needs to be optimised ahead of release, and that finishing the PS5 version of the game was the team’s main directive for now.
“We will be sharing more about the PC version when the time is right,” Yoshida said. “Please look forward to it.”
This is the first time that Yoshida and the team have even recognised the fact that a PC version of Final Fantasy XVI is real, which is good news in any case for players looking to enjoy the series’ new, bold direction but prefer not to do it on a console. The console exclusivity for Final Fantasy XVI is only for about six months, which means it could potentially arrive on the Xbox Series X|S consoles in December later this year.
That doesn’t mean the PC version will hit during that time period either, but at the very least, we now know that the groundwork is being laid for such a move. Considering that Final Fantasy XVI is garnering plenty of praise from all corners of the globe, the wait will surely be worth it for PC players looking to get their JRPG fix.