Until we at Final Fantasy XVI Even on a PS5 it will take a while, after all, the publication is currently only planned for the summer of 2023.
At least there is now a fresh trailer as a time bridge (optionally with an English soundtrack at the top or Japanese and without a YouTube login requirement at the bottom) and a pinch of additional information from the press release:
The new trailer titled “AMBITION” gives gamers a deep dive into the backstory of FINAL FANTASY XVI and reveals new information about Valisthea and the diverse characters. Players around the world can look forward to unraveling the mysteries of Domini. These are unique individuals gifted with the ability to summon a terrible power.
The development team has also shared their goal of providing an unforgettable experience for players around the world. “It’s my pleasure to bring you our latest trailer, Ambition,” said Naoki Yoshida, Producer of FINAL FANTASY XVI. “Instead of focusing on gameplay like last time, this time we wanted to tell you more about the story and characters of FINAL FANTASY XVI show, in the center of which are the domini.”
“Development is now nearing completion and the team is fully focused on debugging and final adjustments,” said Hiroshi Takai, director of FINAL FANTASY XVI. “Now that we’re beginning to see the big picture, we can say with confidence that the game really has become something special.”
FINAL FANTASY XVI takes players to the land of Valisthea – a fascinating world created by talented developers including Kazutoyo Maehiro (Creative Director & Original Screenplay), Michael-Christopher Koji Fox (Localization Director) and more. In Valisthea there are Espers, powerful and deadly creatures, each harbored by a Dominus – a single person blessed with the ability to summon the dreaded power of Espers. The story follows Clive Rosfield, a young man who aspires to become a master swordsman and was made First Shield of Rosaria at a young age. With this title he was given the protection of his younger brother Joshua, who is the Dominus of the Phoenix. Unexpected events lead Clive on a dark and dangerous path of revenge.
FINAL FANTASY XVI is a standalone single-player action role-playing game in development for PlayStation 5 and will be released in Summer 2023. There is no previous knowledge of others FINAL FANTASY-Title required. The game has not received an age rating yet.