Square Enix’s Creative Business Unit III has officially confirmed that Final Fantasy XVI will receive a day one patch upon release. However, the patch will not be mandatory to play the game in its entirety, ensuring players can still enjoy the full experience offline.
Initially, Square Enix aimed to release Final Fantasy XVI as a complete game without the need for a day one patch. However, the development team at Creative Business Unit III has now announced that a specific update will be available on launch day. This update primarily addresses specific bugs and issues but is not required to access and play the base game.
Players who own the disc version of Final Fantasy XVI can enjoy the game without being connected to the internet. The same applies to those who have already installed FF16 on their PlayStation 5 consoles. The day one patch, which is approximately 300MB in size, will be released on June 20th, just two days prior to the game’s official launch.
During a recent stream, Square Enix localization manager Michael-Christopher Koji Fox reassured fans about the update’s significance. He explained, “This update will come before the day one release. If you have a digital version and have already downloaded it on your system, your PS5, if connected to the internet, will automatically download this update and be ready for day one. This is a very minor issue, and even if you don’t install the update, you will still be able to play the base game. It’s a rapid patch that is not necessary to play the game, so those without an internet connection or unable to access it in time will still be able to enjoy the game.”
The day one patch for Final Fantasy XVI includes several fixes, such as resolving control flag issues that could impede progress under specific circumstances and addressing unexpected game closures in certain situations. Additionally, the patch optimizes performance in various areas and addresses minor text errors, ensuring a smoother and more polished gameplay experience.
While the day one patch offers improvements and fixes, its optional nature ensures that players who are unable to connect to the internet or prefer to play offline can still dive into the world of Final Fantasy XVI without hindrance. Square Enix’s commitment to providing a complete and accessible gaming experience for all players is evident in this approach.
With the highly anticipated release of Final Fantasy XVI on the horizon, fans can eagerly anticipate embarking on an epic adventure, whether they choose to install the day one patch or not. The world of Final Fantasy awaits, and players will soon have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a captivating and unforgettable journey.