July 13, 2024

FFXVI's Clive Rosfield stands in front of  a shattered kingdom.

Picture: Sq. Enix

Ultimate Fantasy XVI’s long-rumored and all however confirmed PC model has now been made official by the sport’s producer, Naoki Yoshida. He informed followers on September 2 that they’ll anticipate extra info on the timing of the port earlier than the top of the 12 months, and revealed that two DLC expansions are additionally undoubtedly occurring. A brand new, free replace for the PlayStation 5 role-playing recreation capped off the excellent news.

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“Enable me to take this chance to formally announce that growth on a PC model is at present underway,” Yoshida informed PAX West attendees by the use of a brief video address over the vacation weekend. “I hope to have the ability to offer you extra info on each the upcoming DLC and the PC model earlier than the top of the 12 months, so please keep tuned.”

He added that followers have wished to see “extra of Valisthea’s story and spend extra time together with her inhabitants,” hinting that the DLC packs will deal with fleshing out Ultimate Fantasy XVI’s world. It’s unclear if their content material will happen earlier than or after the primary marketing campaign, however followers have been hopeful any growth would possibly delve deeper into the thriller of Leviathan, the one Eikon (summon) that’s hinted at within the recreation however by no means makes an precise appearence.

Model 1.10 dropped without cost on September 3. It provides customizable costumes for every of the primary protagonists in addition to a brand new Onion Sword for Clive to wield. There’s additionally an intensive list of patch notes, most of which must do with how arcade mode is scored and fixing a handful of bugs. One good characteristic is that you would be able to lastly now see the cooldown for every potential from the ability menu.

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Ultimate Fantasy XVI’s PC model was initially referenced within the recreation’s very first trailer earlier than later being eliminated. Sq. Enix has repeatedly been requested concerning the timing for a PC port, with Yoshida even telling followers at one level simply to purchase a PS5 as a substitute of ready. He then casually talked about in an interview earlier this 12 months that growth on the PC model would start after the sport launched in June.

A sizzle reel uploaded by Sony final 12 months signalled that the sport’s console exclusivity would solely final six months. This has left Xbox homeowners hopeful the RPG would possibly come to Xbox Sequence X/S finally as effectively, although Microsoft Gaming CEO stated just lately at Gamescom that he wasn’t dashing Sq. Enix. 5 years later, Ultimate Fantasy VII Remake nonetheless hasn’t been ported to the platform.