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Is a Final Fantasy 16 Xbox release in development?

Although Final Fantasy 16 will launch as a PS5 exclusive, it could come to other platforms post-launch, so is an FF16 Xbox release on the cards?

Final Fantasy 16 Xbox Release: Clive can be seen

Is Final Fantasy 16 coming to Xbox? With its release on PS5 less than a month away, players who own Microsoft’s latest consoles are keen to know if they will be able to jump in and explore Valisthea or if they are doomed to miss out on the entry forever and it will be another Square Enix game to skip the platform.

Square Enix’s history with Xbox releases has been spotty, but there has been some hope for Final Fantasy fans recently, especially with Final Fantasy 7 remake coming to PC and Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion coming to the Xbox platform. But, have Sony and Square Enix set Xbox players up for disappointment once again with Final Fantasy 16?

Final Fantasy 16 Xbox release

A Final Fantasy 16 Xbox release hasn’t been announced and it appears that the game will never come to Xbox platforms. Sony has reportedly barred Square Enix from releasing the game on Xbox, as a part of an exclusivity agreement. This comes from the ongoing Activision acquisition by Microsoft with ‘KoreaXboxNews‘ first to report on it.

This exclusion means that Xbox players are unlikely to ever see the game hit Xbox Series X|S or any future consoles. A PC release for Final Fantasy 16 is seemingly planned, however.

So, if you are looking to get acquainted with the Final Fantasy 16 characters or explore the vast world of Valisthea, you will need to buy a PS5 or wait for the game to hit PC. Otherwise, if you want to whet your appetite for what could become one of the best RPG games before then, the latest PlayStation State of Play shows off a lot of the game.

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While you won’t be getting a Final Fantasy 16 Xbox release it looks like. There are still a number of other games you can play right now. These include RPGs on the Game Pass games list, as well as some of the best Xbox RPGs that are available right now.