Final Fantasy 16 might have a big PS5 crossover in the works

A Final Fantasy XVI crossover tease was dropped by the game's producer Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida, suggesting more FFXVI PS5 content is on the way.

Final Fantasy 16 might have a big PS5 crossover in the works
Lee Brady

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Players who have collected all the Final Fantasy XVI trophies and are looking for more content to sink their teeth into might not have to wait too long, as a recent Final Fantasy XVI crossover tease suggests more news is coming before the end of the year. Whether this will result in DLC specifically for FFXVI, one of the best PS5 games so far, has yet to be revealed.

Final Fantasy XVI might crossover with Final Fantasy XIV on PS5

In an interview with Famitsu, Final Fantasy XVI producer Yoshi-P was asked whether Final Fantasy XVI (that's "16") might crossover with the popular MMO Final Fantasy XIV (that's 14) in the near future. He responded with a joke about needing to consult with FFXIV's producer first — Yoshi-P is FFXIV's producer — before saying: "I hope to be able to let you know something by the end of the year."
Now, due to the way the question is phrased, we can't be entirely sure whether Yoshi-P is referring to Final Fantasy XVI content coming to Final Fantasy XIV, or vice-versa, or both — it's very open-ended. Personally, I think it's almost a certainty that Clive and company will find themselves in the ever-growing MMORPG world of FFXIV. However, it's also perfectly possible that FFXIV might show up in Final Fantasy XVI's DLC plans, as there's even precedence for that.

Two years after launch, Final Fantasy XV (that's "15," I know we're throwing a lot of Roman numerals at you today) added the "Adventurer from Another World" DLC quest — a crossover that kicks off when Prince Noctis saves a character from FFXIV from a terrible fate. It did little to change my feelings on the game in my Final Fantasy XV review, but it's certainly a cute little mission, and I could easily imagine something similar coming to Final Fantasy XVI at some point.
Between the timing of Yoshida's comments and the FFXIV's 2024 expansion announcement, it looks likely that we'll be playing some kind of FFXVI crossover on PS5 next year. Would you return to Final Fantasy XVI to play some FFXIV content? As I pointed out in my Final Fantasy XVI review, I didn't really enjoy the side quests in that game much, but if it comes with a new boss fight I'd certainly give it a whirl. Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Marvel's Spider-Man 2), one eye on the past (PS Plus Premium, recent Sony news), and his secret third eye on the junk he really likes (Sonic Superstars, Final Fantasy XVI). Then he uses his big mouth to blurt out long-winded opinions about video games.
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