Final Fantasy 16 director reveals there will be no day one patch
Final Fantasy 16 director Hiroshi Takai has revealed that their next open world adventure installment will not get a day one patch upon launch. The absence of the infamous release day update, which is a largely uncommon occurrence in today’s gaming landscape, comes as a bit of a welcome surprise since it signifies that Square Enix is confident in their finished product.
With the Final Fantasy 16 release date only a handful of weeks away, this news should come as a relief to fans since opening day updates often indicate lingering in-game issues. But now that early preview impressions have been made available as well, all signs point to the sixteenth mainline entry becoming one of the year’s best games once it’s launched.
According to Hiroshi Takai’s statements in a recent GameInformer interview, their development team had two main reasons as to why Final Fantasy 16 won’t need a release update. Aside from being completely confident in the final build, Takai also mentioned that they also recognize “that not everyone has access to internet needed to download a day one patch” in light of the game’s global simultaneous release.
With this in mind, there may still be a few bugs in the game that you could encounter during your playthrough. However, Square Enix doesn’t seem to see these current minor flaws as much of a hindrance to players so they may just release a post-launch patch later on in order to address anything they might have missed in its early days.
It’s also worth noting that their team is constantly testing their build daily so they may eventually find a big enough problem that will change their current plans. But, at the time of writing, everything seems to be running smoothly so fans will just have to remain patient for the time being until Final Fantasy 16 is released.
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Square Enix recently revealed that Final Fantasy 16 will not require a day one patch upon its official launch later this month. The excellent news was shared by Final Fantasy 16 director Hiroshi Takai, who spoke about the game on the Final Fantasy Official YouTube channel.
Takai said that the development team are working hard to ensure the game’s quality at time of release. He also revealed that the team tested the game for approximately a year and put extra effort into debugging and fixing the game at the same time. As a result, Final Fantasy 16 will “release with no patches needed”, Takai confirmed.
When the news of Final Fantasy 16 being by-passed of a day one patch made the rounds throughout the gaming industry, many fans applauded the wonderful news. Several game directors voiced their support on the official Final Fantasy 16 Twitter account, wherein they appreciated the commitment made by the team in creating an enjoyable and glitch-free gaming experience for all.
To show their appreciation, Sony Interactive Entertainment will be featuring a special discounted bundle of Final Fantasy 16 and PlayStation 4 consoles starting from this weekend. You can purchase the bundle through Sony’s official online store.
Furthermore, a comprehensive set of patch notes have also been released. The free patch will bring significant updates concerning UI designs, I/O control optimization and various tweaks to make your gaming experience more enjoyable.
Final Fantasy 16 will launch on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows on December 16th, 2020. We can’t wait to explore the world of Eorzea and take part in the various adventures and thrilling battles that await us.
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