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Final Fantasy 16 Reveal Teased by Deleted Tweet

A deleted Tweet from Final Fantasy brand manager hints at Final Fantasy XVI reveal at PS5 showcase event.

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Final Fantasy XVI Reveal Teased by Deleted Tweet

In a series of planned modern-day remakes, first part of action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake from developer/publisher Square Enix was released back in April 2020, becoming one of the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 games.

There have been rumors of Final Fantasy XVI already being in development and Square Enix may end up revealing next mainline Final Fantasy game at upcoming PlayStation 5 showcase next week, according to a now-deleted Tweet.

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Sony recently announced to hold a digital showcase event for their next-gen console PS5 on September 16, 2020, where they are expected to reveal official release date and price of new gaming system along with a list of exclusives.

In excitement of its anticipation, Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto has shared a post from official Twitter handle of PlayStation Japan only to delete it very quickly, to seemingly distancing himself from any teasing in advance.

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Fan account @PS5Countdown has managed to take a screenshot of Hashimoto's Tweet before it was removed.

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PS5Countdown also pointed out that a Twitter account for Final Fantasy 16 is already up, owned by its Japanese publisher. However, none of this evidence is good enough until some announcement comes out of official sources.

Though most recent series entry Final Fantasy XV came out in 2016, Square is currently busy with Final Fantasy XIV. As a critically-acclaimed MMORPG, FFXIV is beloved by fans and receives constant updates to keep its players engaged.

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Given how every major scheduled release got postponed throughout entirety of 2020 because of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, development has likely been heavily affected due to workplace restrictions and XVI didn't get announced yet.

Square Enix is possibly working on Final Fantasy XVI while also focusing on second part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Fans have waited for long to get a new Final Fantasy game ever since they cancelled development of additional DLC for FFXV.