• 'Final Fantasy XVI' Producer Naoki Yoshida Confirms It Won't Be an Open-World Title

    5 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Shortly after dropping a gameplay trailer earlier this month for the long-awaited Final Fantasy XVI , Square Enix 's development team has now confirmed that the game will not adopt an open-world style like the franchise's previous installment. Speaking to IGN , the game's producer Naoki Yoshida explained that while the title draws heavily from other AAA open-world games that have been released in recent years, the game itself would not feature an open-world mechanic, instead opting for what he called "area-based design." "We've found in our extensive user research that many of the younger...
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