When Final Fantasy XVI was announced late last year, its status as a PS5 exclusive was logically put forward by Sony. However, it was quickly indicated by industry sources that this exclusivity was only temporary. If despite this some still doubted the thing, the Japanese manufacturer has chosen not to let this doubt hang any longer.
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Final Fantasy XVI will indeed only be a temporary PS5 exclusive. The information this time could not be more direct and official since it comes directly from Sony via the official PlayStation site. Indeed, in the section of official PlayStation website dedicated to exclusives offered on PlayStation by third-party editors and developers, the dedicated Final Fantasy XVI box contains the following statement:
Unavailable on other consoles for a long time limit.
Exclusive, yes, but for how long?
This has the merit of being clear. Unfortunately for non-PlayStation players who are Final Fantasy fans, Sony (logically) does not specify on its site the duration of this exclusivity. However, it might already be known. As we indicated to you last September, Piers Harding-Rolls, a famous analyst has indeed affirmed that the PlayStation exclusivity will end at two different times depending on the platform concerned.
According to him, the total exclusivity enjoyed by Sony is in fact six months, while the console exclusivity is twelve months. Basically, that means the PC should be able to receive Final Fantasy XVI six months after the PS5 while the Xbox Series X | S will have to wait a year.
As a reminder, this analyst then indicated that he had obtained this information from Sony directly. While waiting for possible clarifications from Sony or Square Enix, these elements may be kept in mind. In any case, it would not be surprising if Sony did not provide additional information on this subject and that the end of this exclusivity would not be revealed until Square Enix could announce the other versions of the game.
Does this temporary exclusivity surprise you? And are you surprised that Sony is making it so clear on the PlayStation site? Does this change your purchase intention? Tell us all in the comments below.