There’s lots of rumours and speculation doing the rounds that the development of Final Fantasy XVI might be a lot further along than one would assume. Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier has said that the game is releasing “sooner than people think” after a production cycle that started at least four years ago, and this latest revelation throws more fuel on those flames. On the Square Enix careers website, a new recruitment page states that the basic development and scenario production of Final Fantasy XVI is already complete.
The page reads: “We have already completed basic development and scenario production, and are continuing to create large-scale resources and build boss battles while expanding our various development tools. Also, most of our staff are carrying out their work remotely.” Square Enix is now hiring staff to work on the game’s world, cutscenes, and character actions. This is nowhere close to confirmation that the title will indeed launch in the near future, but we are supposed to learn more in the new year. A 2021 launch would only help to make the PS5’s first year on the market even better.