We recently heard that Final Fantasy XVI's development might be further along than expected. Now, it appears that Square Enix is confirming just that, with a new recruitment page indicating that a good chunk of the game is already finished.
As spotted by Games Talk, a new recruitment page has appeared on the Square Enix careers website. Part of the recruitment pitch for additional Final Fantasy XIV devs explains that basic development and scenario production is already complete.
Here is the full quote: “We have already completed basic development and scenario production, and are continuing to create large-scale resources and build boss battles while expanding our various development tools”. The page also confirms that Square Enix developers are still carrying out their work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Final Fantasy XVI does not have a release date yet, but with the way things are going, we could get an announcement on that front next year.
KitGuru Says: It will be interesting to see more of Final Fantasy XVI and hear more about its development. Things seem to be moving pretty fast for this game, which is a nice change of pace compared to Final Fantasy XV.