Is Final Fantasy 16 open-world?

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Final Fantasy XVI is the next entry in the Final Fantasy series. Each entry brings familiar mechanics and shakes up the gameplay with new features, settings, and more. One feature from Final Fantasy XV that players may be worrying about is the world. This may leave you wondering if there is an open world in Final Fantasy XVI.

Does Final Fantasy XVI have an open world?

The answer is no—Final Fantasy XVI is not an open-world game. Naoki Yoshida, the producer n Final Fantasy XVI, confirmed this in an interview. He also stated the game itself would not be linear. This likely means that Final Fantasy XVI will feature a semi-open world with several regions that can be explored but not as freely as an open-world game.

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That being said, fans can expect a vast and detailed world in Final Fantasy XVI. Yoshida confirmed that Square Enix is taking full advantage of the PlayStation 5's power and specs to create a highly detailed world for players to explore. Players can explore towns, caves, dungeons, and more.

We'll have to wait and see exactly how Final Fantasy XVI handles its world and what elements from open-world games and linear games make it into the final product. Regardless of the world's style, we expect it to be a delight to explore and filled with secrets to discover.

For more information on Final Fantasy XVI, check out Is Final Fantasy 16 free to play? and Is Final Fantasy XVI coming to PC or Xbox? on Pro Game Guides.

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Justin has been diving into fantasy worlds since he can remember. He is a certified nerd who has a deep love of reading, writing, and hiking. He has been writing since his college days, but specifically in gaming for two years. His favorite games are The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Hollow Knight, Celeste, and Banjo Kazooie.
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