Final Fantasy 16 Reportedly Headed To Steam On Day One
Expected To Skip Epic Games Exclusivity!
Final Fantasy 16 has breathed new life into the popular JRPG franchise. Upon release, it delivered over-the-top boss battles, an engaging narrative, and an impressive combat system combined with RPG mechanics.
These aspects earned the game plenty of praise from critics, and it sold over 3 million units in the first week. While the game is currently limited to the PS5 console, Square Enix has already begun work on a PC port.
Final Fantasy 16 is exclusive to the PS5 for six months, allowing Square Enix to release the game elsewhere in 2024. With work on the PC port underway, a new report has elaborated on the game’s PC platforms, claiming Final Fantasy 16 will launch on Steam.
Previously, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade made its way onto the PC platform as a timed exclusive for the Epic Games Store.
The game was initially exclusive to the PS4 console for well over a year, but Steam users on PC had to wait an additional six months before the Final Fantasy game joined the popular PC gaming platform.
However, the report from a VG247 editor claims that such a scenario will not be repeated, with Square Enix hoping to release Final Fantasy 16 on Steam at launch.
This should be a positive move for the Japanese gaming giant since Steam is by far the biggest platform on PC, hitting over 32 million concurrent users earlier this year, outpacing competitors like Epic Games Store.
While the game has already sold over 3 million units, rumors have claimed that higher-ups at Square Enix expected better performance for the title. As such, a Steam release should provide Final Fantasy 16 a chance to reach hundreds of thousands of new players.
In addition to a PC release, Producer Naoki Yoshida recently confirmed two new DLCs for the game and hopes to provide more details about the DLCs and the PC port later this year.