Final Fantasy 16: Demo launches two weeks before release
A demo for Final Fantasy 16 is coming soon, allowing players to experience the game before its official release.
Director and producer Naoki Yoshida informed Famitsu that the Final Fantasy 16 demo will be available two weeks before the game’s launch date of June 22, as translated by Genki_JPN on Twitter. While there is no specific date for the demo, a June 8 release seems likely based on this timeline. Players will be able to transfer their saved data from the demo to the final game.
According to a machine translation of the interview – which may lack some nuances – Yoshida plans to release the demo close to the game’s launch to maintain player interest. The demo will start from the beginning of the game, and players can continue their progress if they decide to purchase FF16. Yoshida also expressed interest in creating a combat-focused demo to showcase the depth of the battle system, but it remains uncertain whether this will materialize.
The Final Fantasy 16 demo has been anticipated for a while, and publisher Square Enix has shown a strong interest in releasing trial versions in recent years. Demos for games like Dragon Quest 11 and Octopath Traveler 2 have allowed players to carry their progress into the full game. It’s encouraging to see these trial versions making a comeback, even though demos for less popular games like Forspoken and Balan Wonderworld may have negatively impacted those titles’ overall performance.