Last Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida mentioned in latest interviews that the newest entry within the long-running JRPG collection will sort out “extra mature” themes than its predecessors.
The sport was first rated two years in the past, incomes the excellence of being the primary M-rated mainline sport in collection historical past. Yesterday, Yoshida lastly addressed the sport’s mature ranking in an interview with GameSpot, saying that he wished to discover a “conflict of beliefs” and the query of whether or not or not individuals ought to comply with their future. It seems like typical RPG fare, however Yoshida mentioned that the group purposely pursued the next ranking with the intention to permit for extra artistic freedom.
“When making an attempt to inform a narrative with troublesome grownup themes, these rankings can find yourself turning into considerably of a hindrance. And you end up altering issues that you simply wished to do within the sport primarily based on that ranking,” mentioned Yoshida. “This time, to ensure that we might inform the story that we wished in the best way that we wished to, we determined to pursue a mature ranking in a lot of the areas that might be releasing the sport.”
Regardless of pursuing extra mature content material, the ranking doesn’t essentially imply that FFXVI might be extra graphically violent or include extra titty than earlier than. Yoshida was nonetheless comparatively ambiguous about what particular content material would possibly push the sport above Last Fantasy’s traditional T ranking. “This isn’t as a result of we merely wished to make the sport extra violent or the sport extra express, it is because we felt it was needed to permit us to discover these extra mature themes that the sport tackles.” In a separate interview with the Washington Put up, the producer talked about that FFXVI is “not going to be a cheerful story.”
The sport has lots to show, which can be why the builders wish to break with the poor popularity of its quick predecessors, Last Fantasy XV and the first iteration of the MMO Last Fantasy XIV. Youthful avid gamers aren’t as accustomed to the 35-year-old collection, so Yoshida wished to make the brand new entry accessible to FF newcomers. He looks like the appropriate match to chart a course for the franchise’s future with this new title, since he was beforehand in a position to revitalize participant enthusiasm for FFXIV after its disastrous early years.
FFXVI is presently deliberate for a summer season 2023 launch on the PlayStation 5.