According to some reports that have emerged in the past few hours, Square Enix could finally announce the new Final Fantasy XVI at the next games showcase dedicated to PlayStation 5 and which will be held this Wednesday, on September 16, at 1 PM Pacific Time.
The Japanese holding currently has many projects in the works for next-generation consoles, most notably for PS5: Project Athia, from the developers of Final Fantasy XV, the second part of Final Fantasy VII Remake, and, reportedly, Final Fantasy XVI, which would officially enter the full development process.
Already on the occasion of the event held last June 11, several rumors had emerged about the possible presence of FFXVI, but in the last hours, the hopes of fans of the famous video game saga by Square Enix have been rekindled not only because Shinji Hashimoto, brand manager of the Final series Fantasy, has re-shared the tweet related to the PlayStation 5 event on his account, but also because the team behind Final Fantasy XIV recently revealed that they have finished the pre-production process of their new project, which several rumors suggest that it is the long-awaited Final Fantasy XVI, and who are looking for new developers to add to their team.
In addition, a new Twitter account with the same name registered by Square Enix makes it more clear that the announcement of Final Fantasy XVI should be confirmed in the PS5 event.
We remind you that, since these are simple rumors, take such news with the appropriate precautions, given that the Japanese giant has not confirmed, nor denied, the rumors regarding the development of the new Final Fantasy XVI and that these leaks could refer to the other project in the pipeline at the studios of Square Enix, or Project Athia by Luminous Productions, already shown on the occasion of the reveal event of PS5 held last June 11.
All we have to do is wait for Wednesday, September 16, to find out which titles will be shown during the PlayStation 5 games showcase, during which (most likely) the price and release date of Sony’s next-gen consoles will also be revealed.
Square Enix executive officer and Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto reacted enthusiastically about the #PS5 Showcase event, then quickly deleted the tweet—sparking new rumors that FF16 will be announced for #PS5 on Wednesday 👀 (Keep In Mind A @FF16_JP Account Is Up) pic.twitter.com/tOmQZ3CQJe
— PS5COUNTDOWN (@PS5Countdown) September 13, 2020