Publisher Square Enix brought several updates on its fantasy role-playing game, Final Fantasy XVI, to PAX West 2023 Festival, held September 1-4 in Seattle.
First, a free Final Fantasy XVI content patch was released on September 3 with the option to change the appearance of Clive’s weapon without changing its characteristics, as well as bonus skins for Clive, Jill, Torgal, Ambrosia, and Joshua.
In addition, the update includes several balance adjustments, changes to the Arcade mode scoring system, additional options in the game settings and a number of bug fixes.
Second, producer Naoki Yoshida has reconfirmed that a PC version of Final Fantasy XVI is in development. It is promised that the details will be announced over the rest of 2023.
Third, in a special announcement (attached below), Yoshida revealed that two paid add-ons for Final Fantasy XVI are in production. There will be more about addons by the end of this year.
Final Fantasy XVI debuted on PS5 on June 22, 2023. Critics praised the game for its cinematic combat, characters, and story, but criticized it for its uneven pacing and superficial role-playing elements.
Final Fantasy XVI has sold 3 million copies in six days since release – taking into account the current PS5 user base, Square Enix called this result “very strong”even though he has the highest expectations not surpassed.