Playstation’s State of Play announcement for Final Fantasy 16 leaves players uncertain as to whether they want to see more or not.
PlayStation and Xbox gamers often struggle to contain their excitement when new showcases for their console are announced.
It is perhaps not too surprising, given that such broadcasts often provide viewers with a first look at highly anticipated titles like Starfield or, in the case of Sony’s most recent transmission, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
However, it appears that the Final Fantasy 16-focused State of Play announced by the Japanese publisher late yesterday might be an exception to this rule, leading some fans to wonder whether tuning in is even worth their while.
Will you be tuning into Playstation’s Final Fantasy-infused State of Play?
JRPG fans have expressed their concerns regarding the broadcast, set to take place on both Twitch and YouTube at 5 PM EST/10 PM BST on April 13, in a thread on ResetEra in response to Playstation’s announcement.
Many fans were eagerly awaiting the show, which Playstation has promised will include “more than 20 minutes of new Final Fantasy XVI gameplay”, but others expressed less enthusiasm in their reactions.
LightKiosk expressed her opinion: “Final Fantasy 16 has been great so far, but I’m not sure if I want to see more at this point – it feels like we’ve seen so much already!” Magneto declared his disappointment: “Yeah, the game comes out in like two months on June 22, so unfortunately for me I will not be playing it.”
PlanetSmasher expressed that they would only tune in to see elements of the game that haven’t already been shown off.
They expressed disbelief at a line from Playstation’s blog post regarding the show which stated it will focus on “details on the dark fantasy setting, powerful Eikons and Dominants who house them, as well as the flashy battle system teased in early trailers”; adding: “This has been all they’ve talked about for two years – people want to see RPG elements instead of more details about Eikons or battle systems.”
Others seem to be hoping the broadcast will be followed by the announcement or release of a demo for the game.
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