Ultimate Fantasy XVI’s long-rumored and all however confirmed PC model has now been made official by the sport’s producer, Naoki Yoshida. He advised followers on September 2 that they will anticipate extra data on the timing of the port earlier than the tip of the yr, and revealed that two DLC expansions are additionally undoubtedly occurring. A brand new, free replace for the PlayStation 5 role-playing sport capped off the excellent news.
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“Enable me to take this chance to formally announce that growth on a PC model is at the moment underway,” Yoshida advised PAX West attendees by the use of a temporary video tackle over the vacation weekend. “I hope to have the ability to offer you extra data on each the upcoming DLC and the PC model earlier than the tip of the yr, so please keep tuned.”
He added that followers have wished to see “extra of Valisthea’s story and spend extra time along with her inhabitants,” hinting that the DLC packs will deal with fleshing out Ultimate Fantasy XVI’s world. It’s unclear if their content material will happen earlier than or after the primary marketing campaign, however followers have been hopeful any growth may delve deeper into the thriller of Leviathan, the one Eikon (summon) that’s hinted at within the sport however by no means makes an precise appearence.
Model 1.10 dropped at no cost on September 3. It provides customizable costumes for every of the primary protagonists in addition to a brand new Onion Sword for Clive to wield. There’s additionally an intensive checklist of patch notes, most of which should do with how arcade mode is scored and fixing a handful of bugs. One good characteristic is which you can lastly now see the cooldown for every capability from the ability menu.
Ultimate Fantasy XVI’s PC model was initially referenced within the sport’s very first trailer earlier than later being eliminated. Sq. Enix has repeatedly been requested in regards to the timing for a PC port, with Yoshida even telling followers at one level simply to purchase a PS5 as a substitute of ready. He then casually talked about in an interview earlier this yr that growth on the PC model would start after the sport launched in June.
A sizzle reel uploaded by Sony final yr signalled that the sport’s console exclusivity would solely final six months. This has left Xbox homeowners hopeful the RPG may come to Xbox Sequence X/S ultimately as effectively, although Microsoft Gaming CEO mentioned not too long ago at Gamescom that he wasn’t speeding Sq. Enix. 5 years later, Ultimate Fantasy VII Remake nonetheless hasn’t been ported to the platform.