Final Fantasy XVI producer, Naoki Yoshida announced that the next major reveal for the upcoming RPG is coming out sometime in spring 2022. "I regret to inform you that I will be unable to keep that promise, as complications from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have delayed the game’s development by almost half a year," the producer wrote on Twitter.
While this may disappoint some Final Fantasy fans who have been anticipating as it's originally promised to come out sometime this year, Yoshida reassures us that much of 2021 has been spent tackling all these issues, so we're looking forward to it in 2022.
Final Fantasy XVI was first announced in September 2020 during the PS5 event with a cinematic trailer. It is set in the land of Valisthea, a continent with six factions that are on the verge of conflict due to a spreading malady called the Blight.