Is Final Fantasy XVI coming to Steam Deck?

Joel Loynds
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One of the most eagerly awaited games of the year is Final Fantasy XVI and Steam Deck fans want to know if the game will be making its way onto the portable console.

Final Fantasy XVI is on the horizon and the latest installment is providing a fresh approach to the beloved franchise with an action-based combat system and a single main protagonist as opposed to the traditional party system of older titles.

The excitement for the game is enormous, largely due to the director of Final Fantasy 14 helming production duties. The MMO‘s expansions in particular have delivered some of the best narrative content in the series so fans have high expectations for the next mainline game.

Many players on Xbox, PC, and Steam Deck are wondering if they’ll be able to get their hands on the game, so here’s everything we know about whether or not it’s coming to the portable device.

Is Final Fantasy XVI getting a Steam Deck and PC release?

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Final Fantasy XVI as of right now, is exclusive to the PS5 and won’t be coming to the Steam Deck or PC any time soon. These exclusivity deals between the two have in the past expired after about a year. With Final Fantasy VII Remake, it took nearly 18 months before it hit the PC, and even longer for it to hit Steam after the Epic Games deal prolonged its platform exclusivity.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake, along with the rest of the series, all run quite well on the Steam Deck. This includes titles run through emulation.

Final Fantasy XVI release date

Final Fantasy XVI launches exclusively on the PS5 on June 22, 2023, and comes in a variety of editions, which we’ve detailed elsewhere. It’s expected that the PC release will happen in six months to a year afterward.

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