Final Fantasy XVI, the developers optimize the game before its launch, patches to come for more fluidity?

Final Fantasy XVI aims to reach 60 frames per second in Performance mode, whether during combat or exploration. However, the refresh rate will not be as stable during exploration phases as it is during combat, as the game’s director confirmed in a recent interview.

60 frames per second targeted for Performance mode

During a press tour with GNN (translated into English by Kanon14 on Reddit), director Hiroshi Takai addressed the performance differences seen in the sequences captured in Performance mode mode. He explained that this display mode will always aim for 60 frames per secondbut may not be able to maintain this refresh rate during exploration, depending on particular circumstances.

On the other hand, the development team has spent a great deal of time fine-tuning the combat, which has enabled them to further optimize visuals during confrontations against the enemy, thus maintaining a more stable fluidity. He added that they could continue to fine-tune visual elements such as lighting and shadows, as the player’s focus during the game’s intense combat will not be on graphics.

Although Final Fantasy XVI’s Performance mode won’t be able to maintain a refresh rate of 60 frames per second during exploration, that doesn’t mean it won’t be improved after launch. Hiroshi Takai has stated that the problem could be solved in the near future. future patches (patches).

Side quests to develop the lore

During the same interview, the director of Final Fantasy XVI also spoke about the game’s side quests. He says they will vary in length, and may involve several stages telling a continuous story. Each side quest will offer rewards, but the main reason for completing them is to learn more about the world of Valisthea. Takai gave the example of a side quest that will allow the player to ride a Chocobo as a reward, while providing information on why Chocobos can be ridden in Valisthea.

Final Fantasy XVI will use the Playstation 5's DualSense controller to its full potential, and we're promised never-before-seen gameplay!

Final Fantasy XVI will be available worldwide on June 22 for PlayStation 5.