It does not sound like Square Enix is showing Final Fantasy 16 at the Tokyo Game Show.
In conversation with Kidney boss Yoko Taro during a special Final Fantasy 14 livestream, Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida indicated that the highly anticipated game is skipping this year’s TGS, which starts in late September.
In comments translated by Twitter user @aitaikimochi and Siliconera, Yoshida said the team wants to show Final Fantasy 16 shortly before the game launches, rather than drop-feed fans, snippets of information over a long period of time.
Yoko Taro & Saitou fun with Yoshi-P about Final Fantasy 16 probably not appearing at Tokyo Game Show 2021 is epic troll level lol.
Yoshi-P says he wants FF16 to be available not so long after the next big announcement.
Here is the video with English subs of me. # FF16 pic.twitter.com/WnkAGNGmKf
– ?????? Audrey? (@aitaikimochi) July 10, 2021
Final Fantasy 16 was announced in September last year as a PlayStation 5 exclusive that also comes to PC.
The debut trailer below shows a return to a fantasy setting for the series after Final Fantasy 15. Flying Cars and Suits. The main character is named Clive.
It has been quiet on the Final Fantasy 16 front ever since it was unveiled. Yoshida has said the game’s “next big information reveal” was scheduled for 2021. Final Fantasy 16 skipped Square Enix’s E3 show and has not yet appeared in any subsequent Sony State of Play broadcast, so there was some hope that it would play a star in TGS. If the “next big information reveal” is still underway in 2021 (with the way coronavirus affects the development of video games, it may well have been missed), perhaps a new trailer for The Game Awards in December is in the works.
It’s all a bit vague, but Yoshida touched on the game’s development during livestream. The team – which has the snazzy name Creative Business Unit 3 – has completed the main story scenario, and the recording of the English location is almost complete.
Final Fantasy 16 does not have a release window yet. Final Fantasy 15 came out in November 2016. Maybe November 2022 for Final Fantasy 16 is possible?