The Final Fantasy 16 director and producer Naoki Yoshida, otherwise known as Yoshi-P, will make at appearance at Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards 2023 for a “very special live presentation.” This has been confirmed by a tweet on the official The Game Awards account, which only ramps up the anticipation for the next main Final Fantasy entry. In fact, Final Fantasy 16 is currently nominated in the show’s Most Anticipated Game category, alongside Hogwarts Legacy, Resident Evil 4, Starfield, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
What might be shown during the Final Fantasy 16 presentation at The Game Awards
Next Thursday, #TheGameAwards is humbled to welcome Naoki Yoshida, producer of @finalfantasyxvi to the show for a very special live presentation!
Watch the free global livestream at https://t.co/Cp7TpQ7uC3 starting at 7: 30p ET/4: 30p PT. pic.twitter.com/Tb4gp2ZWts
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) November 30, 2023
It’s unknown what Naoki Yoshida has in store for The Game Awards 2023, but we reported earlier today that the release date for the game is expected to be announced as soon as early December. Given that The Game Awards will air on December 8, starting at 4: 30 pm PT / 7: 30 pm ET, that would seem to the perfect time to reveal it. Currently, the game has a vague release window of summer 2023, so an exact release date would be welcome.
Final Fantasy 16 has already received a 16+ age rating in Brazil, which has revealed that the game will include hate crimes, drugs, and prostitution. These themes, along with violence, torture, and “victims suffering,” are quite dark for a mainline Final Fantasy game in the current era of the franchise, though several classic Final Fantasy games have had their fair share of grim or tragic scenes.