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Rumor: Another PS5 Exclusive Final Fantasy Might be Announced at E3

Rumor: Another PS5 Exclusive Final Fantasy Might be Announced at E3 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2021 / 2,530 Views

It appears Square Enix might be announcing another PlayStation 5 exclusive Final Fantasy game at E3 2021. This is according to insider Navtra on ResetEra, who was previously right in saying Final Fantasy XVI would be a PS5 timed exclusive. 

"I don't know their exact E3 schedule, but I'm guessing based on knowledge of what games they have in development, how far in they are, and their target release dates. So take it with a grain of salt," said the insider.

"I believe we're getting two major [Square Enix] reveals this June: A PS5 exclusive [Final Fantasy] title, and a cross-gen Eidos title."

Rumor: Another PS5 Exclusive Final Fantasy Might be Announced at E3

The last release in the series, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, launched exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in April 2020 and is getting a release on the PlayStation 5 on June 10, 2021 as Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade.

The next major release in the series, Final Fantasy XVI, is in development for the PlayStation 5. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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axumblade (on 21 May 2021)

Could just be Final Fantasy VII Part II....

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SuperNintend0rk axumblade (on 21 May 2021)

They already announced it but it hasn't been confirmed to be a PS5 exclusive so you could be right lol

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twintail axumblade (on 22 May 2021)

The same resetters poster said it's a new sub series, and its not big budget like ff7 a Reddit insider claims it's an Ivalice title.

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SuperNintend0rk twintail (on 23 May 2021)

If it's an Ivalice title, it could be a FF Tactics game. That wouldn't be a new sub series though.

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LurkerJ axumblade (on 24 May 2021)

Could be the return of Lightning

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Shikamo (on 22 May 2021)

Maybe it can be Crisis Core Remake

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Ashadelo (on 21 May 2021)

I wish Square would have kept the numbered titles as single player titles and did final Fantasy Online I, II, III, etc.

But thats just me

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Bristow9091 Ashadelo (on 21 May 2021)

What difference would it make, other than the name?

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LurkerJ Bristow9091 (on 22 May 2021)

Not triggering gamers' OCD?

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Ka-pi96 Bristow9091 (on 22 May 2021)

For one thing it would be easier to say "there hasn't been a good FF since..." without somebody jumping in and being like "what about 11 or 14?"

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Ka-pi96 Ashadelo (on 22 May 2021)

It's not just you! I 100% agree they have should have been FF Online or something else and kept the numbered entries mainline FF games.

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Ashadelo Ashadelo (on 22 May 2021)

The main reason for keeping games like XI and XIV as their own final fantasy side series is because originally final fantasy was one game per numbered entry. Meaning, the characters, the world, the story was unique to that one game. And then when the next entry followed it was an entirely new game, new music, new world design, new story, new characters etc.

But with the Online games (and side continuation games, X-2, XII-2, XIII Lighting Returns) alone with the two online games killed off that formula.

Maybe a better business decision would have been something like this....

    1. Numbered final fantasies never deviate from their core fundamental beliefs. one unique entry, one world, one story, one music style, one battle system, per numbered entry.
    1. Final Fantasy Side Games, Dissidia, Record Keeper, Type-O, Dirge of Cerberus, Tactics, etc.
    1. Final Fantasy Online (which if needs too can borrow from anything above.
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Bristow9091 Ashadelo (on 22 May 2021)

Maybe you're not familiar with the Final Fantasy MMO's? They're both games with their own unique worlds, characters and stories, just like any other mainline game... the only difference is they're online.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 21 May 2021)

This could be their next MMO (Final Fantasy XVII). I'm sure it'll also be on PC but it could be a console exclusive.

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It would make sense considering that every 3 titles seem to be MMO's (well, starting with XI lol)

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SuperNintend0rk axumblade (on 21 May 2021)

That's exactly why I suggested it, although FF14 is still very popular so it could be a bit early for 17.

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Honestly, FFXI was still releasing content until 2015. So it could still be announced and released relatively early on. FFXIV was announced as a PC and PS3 exclusive (Though inevitably the PS3 version would be cancelled).

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SuperNintend0rk axumblade (on 21 May 2021)

True. It could also be pretty early in development and not release for a couple of years.

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With Endwalker coming out this year, I think it would be a little too early to announce the successor to 14. Could cause people to hold off on the new expansion.

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That's a good point. They'll probably keep it going as long as possible like Blizzard with WoW.

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Or at least waiting til maybe halfway through next year.

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Well FF11 received content for 5 years after 14 released, as axumblade pointed out above. So they could announce 17 at E3 and also continue to support 14.

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Imaginedvl (on 21 May 2021)

I'm very excited about FF16 already and FF 7 Remake Part 2, so nothing wrong with me if they bring another one ;-) (exclusive or not)

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eva01beserk (on 21 May 2021)

Sounds like square is on the way to be a second party studio for Sony.

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 21 May 2021)
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