Final Fantasy 16 Is Taking Center Stage at the Upcoming PlayStation State of Play

  • Samuel Peterson
  • 12 Apr, 2023
Final Fantasy 16 Is Taking Center Stage at the Upcoming PlayStation State of Play

Sony is hosting a special edition of its State of Play stream this Thursday, April 13th. The focus will be on Final Fantasy 16 as they give viewers a 20-minute look at the upcoming game's gameplay. There won't be any other announcements during the show, so fans should temper their expectations.

Although we don't know much about Final Fantasy 16 yet, what we do know is that it will take place in an all-new world called Valisthea and center around two rival nations – the Adrestian Empire and the Leicester Alliance – that are caught up in an ongoing war. Players will control protagonist Reislin as he embarks on a journey to save both lands from destruction.

We can also expect to see some fantastic visuals from Square Enix’s Luminous Engine technology when viewing the new footage. This same engine was used for games like Dragon Quest 11 S and Kingdom Hearts 3, which have been praised for their stunning graphics and detailed environments. It'll be interesting to see how Square Enix takes advantage of this tech while creating a unique atmosphere for Final Fantasy 16's world.

It's possible that Sony could include some additional announcements during Thursday's stream, but it looks like they're focusing mainly on showcasing FF16 right now (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). We may get some tidbits related to other titles, such as Horizon Forbidden West or Godfall, but nothing has been confirmed yet, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens when the show begins later this week!


If you've wanted more information about Final Fantasy 16, then make sure you tune into Thursday's State of Play showcase! You can catch the show at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET / 11 pm CET, where you'll get 20 minutes worth of brand-new gameplay footage from one of 2023's most anticipated JRPGs.

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