In line with a brand new rumor, a 2022 Last Fantasy 16 launch date would possibly end in Sq. Enix delaying Forspoken but once more. That is an odd one so take it with an enormous grain of salt, but it surely appears to line up with what we’ve seen/heard currently and it comes from identified insider, Nick “Shpeshal_Nick” Baker, who has a superb monitor document.
Last Fantasy 16 launch date could be introduced quickly
Sq. Enix just lately teased that it’s prepared for some “main” Last Fantasy bulletins “quickly.” One of many bulletins is rumored to be Last Fantasy VII Remake Half 2‘s launch date/window and the opposite is rumored to be Last Fantasy 16’s launch date/window. Nonetheless, what followers didn’t count on is a 2022 launch for the latter, but it surely’s price noting that producer Naoki Yoshida just lately reiterated that Last Fantasy 16 is sort of full, and is within the sprucing/debugging stage. Contemplating this, a vacation 2022 launch doesn’t appear outdoors the realm of chance.
However why will Forspoken be delayed? That’s the a part of the rumor that’s exhausting to wrap our heads round but it surely’s additionally considerably comprehensible. From what we’ve seen of Forspoken to this point, it seems to be fairly tough and it might do with slightly extra time within the oven. The sport, which was just lately delayed to October, would possibly find yourself being overshadowed by different fall/vacation releases and if Last Fantasy 16 is able to go, it wouldn’t make sense for Sq. Enix to not benefit from the prime buying season. That each one would work out for Forspoken, then, which Baker’s supply (through Reddit) claims could be pushed into 2023. In line with him, a Forspoken delay is “conditional” on this case.
Once more, take all of it with a grain of salt.
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