Is Final Fantasy XVI coming to PS4?

Rishov Mukherjee
A screenshot from Final Fantasy XVI trailer

The much anticipated Final Fantasy XVI has finally arrived for the PS5 but players are wondering if the game will be making its way to PS4 as well. Here’s everything you need to know about whether or not Final Fantasy XVI is coming to the last-gen console.

After a long wait, Final Fantasy 16 franchise is here, and it’s an ambitious title that introduces a handful of new features to the series including a sole playable protagonist, and a fully action combat system.

The game has been released for the PS5 but many players may be wondering if the title will be available to play on Sony’s last-gen console in the future.

With that in mind, here’s what we know about whether or not Final Fantasy XVI is coming to PS4.

Is Final Fantasy XVI coming to PS4?

A screenshot from Final Fantasy XVI trailer
Final Fantasy XVI is way too deep for the old PS4 hardware

The answer to the question as to whether Final Fantasy XVI will release on a PS4 is a No. Final Fantasy XVI is a next-generation title and is one of the brand new PS5 exclusive games that takes the franchise to new heights.

The graphical fidelity and the scale of Final Fantasy XVI are simply too high to be released on a PS4 machine. Given the limitations, a scaled-down version of XVI on the PS4 would be unfeasible.

In fact, the developers also confirmed that at one point they had plans for a PS4 release. However, that would have delayed the development by a year or two.

Hence, if you are a PS4 player, it might be time to transition to PS5 if you want to play Final Fantasy XVI. However, there is a strong possibility that the game will arrive on Xbox and PC post-2023. As of now, this game has PS5 exclusivity all the way till December 2023.

A screenshot from Final Fantasy XVI trailer
Final Fantasy XVI will probably release on PC and Xbox next year

Once that exclusivity lifts, the game may probably be made available on some of the other next-gen platforms, namely Xbox Series X and Series S and PC. Hence, if you own a really powerful PC, then you might have to wait for a few more months before you can get your hands on the game.

Hence, this concludes our guide for Final Fantasy XVI on PS4. If you found it informative, please look into some of our other guides for the game below:

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