According to the creator of Final Fantasy XVI, the original Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XV have had an impact on the series'''' reputation, which had to be recognized when developing the next entry in the series.
Naoki Yoshida, a Japanese publication, talked about the series'' reputation among the younger generation of players, highlighting how long it has developed so that no entry in the series has been created when this younger generation''s adolescence, making other series more popular.
The original Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XV have ruined the series'' reputation. The first was a disastrous launch, while the second was considered to be incomplete. Some players, as highlighted by Yoshida himself in the interview, will not be difficult to convince, although the producers and the development team are determined to produce a game that will make people feel the series, as a whole.
Naoki Yoshida, the producer of Final Fantasy XVI, revealed plenty of details on the highly anticipated game, which is proofing that it will not be an open-world game, that AI companions will join Clive in battle, and more.
Final Fantasy XVI is set to be released sometime in Summer 2023 on PlayStation 5. There have been no other versions of the game so far.