Final Fantasy XVI Demo: Can you skip cutscenes?

Sourav Banik
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Final Fantasy XVI is the latest entry into the franchise but can you skip cutscenes in the game? Our handy guide answers that.

Final Fantasy XVI is one of the major game releases this year, and the demo is already available for players to get a taste of the bigger picture. Our Final Fantasy 16 preview dwells into Square Enix’s big gamble this time around.

One thing that comprises a major portion of the game is the cutscenes. While they do give a better insight into its story and lore, many might want to skip them and head straight to the gameplay.

But the burning question is – can you skip cutscenes in the game? Luckily, our guide has all the answers you need to know.

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A Final Fantasy 16 demo is available ahead of its release.

Can you skip cutscenes in Final Fantasy XVI Demo?

Fortunately, yes, you can skip cutscenes in Final Fantasy XVI Demo. When a major chunk of the game is cutscenes, this feature comes in handy when you want to finish the game as soon as possible. Good for players who are into speedrunning.

How to skip cutscenes in Final Fantasy XVI Demo?

Skipping cutscenes in Final Fantasy XVI Demo is really simple. However, if you can’t figure out the way, just follow this simple set of steps:

  1. When a cutscene appears, press the Pause button on your PS5 controller.
  2. In the bottom right corner, you will find a Triangle symbol saying ‘Skip‘.
  3. Hold the Triangle for two seconds and you’ll skip the cutscene.

So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about cutscenes in Final Fantasy XVI. While you’re waiting for the game’s full release, check out our Final Fantasy page for the latest news.

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Sourav is a Games Writer at Dexerto, specializing in writing tips and guides for a number of games, including Apex Legends, Baldur's Gate 3, Diablo 4, Palworld, The Finals, XDefiant, and occasionally Tech. He is also passionate about esports, following games such as Valorant and Rainbow Six Siege. He previously wrote for Sportskeeda. Contact Sourav at