Here’s what media and fans are saying about FINAL FANTASY XVI

New previews have arrived for FINAL FANTASY XVI. We've pulled them into one place so you can easily read what they have to say.
By Duncan Heaney

Just one month to go!

In a matter of weeks, on June 22, 2023, FINAL FANTASY XVI will be released for PS5! The new action RPG takes the series with new heights with an incredible story, spectacular battles and, of course, those eye-popping Eikon battles.

But you probably don’t want to hear us talk about it. We recently gave media and influencers exclusive hands-on access to the game. They got to experience the powerful opening chapters, explore some open field areas and explore that amazing combat system for themselves.

Follow the links below to find out what they have to say:

(Please note: this page will be updated throughout the day as more reactions come in).

Media Previews

Influencer Previews


Final Fantasy Union




Two Angry Gamers TV


Maximilian Dood


Jesse Cox




FINAL FANTASY XVI launches June 22, 2023 for PS5. Three editions are available, all of which offer the following preorder bonuses:

  • The Braveheart (Weapon) DLC
  • Cait Sith Charm in-game item - an accessory that boosts your received Gil.

Here’s rundown of what’s included in each edition:

FINAL FANTASY XVI Standard Edition (physical and digital)

This edition, as you’d expect, contains:

FINAL FANTASY XVI Deluxe Edition (physical only)

This version of the game includes:

  • The full game
  • A Special Clive Rosfield SteelBook Case
  • A cloth map of Valisthea - where the story unfolds

It’s available to preorder now on the Square Enix Store:

FINAL FANTASY XVI Digital Deluxe Edition (digital only)

This digital version of the game is available on the PlayStation Store and includes:

  • The full game
  • A digital mini artbook that features some of the stunning illustrations and artwork from the game
  • A digital mini soundtrack showcasing a selection of tracks from composer Masayoshi Soken’s incredible soundtrack

Head over to the PlayStation Store to preorder it now:

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