Final Fantasy 16 producer wonders why people think a PC version exists (it's because Square Enix previously announced one)

Final Fantasy 16 (opens in new tab) producer Naoki Yoshida has rather cheekily brushed off discussions around a PC port for the game, telling fans to “buy a PS5” if they want to play it. He went on to ask, “Why is it like a PC version is releasing six months later?”

It’s possible that he’s forgetting Square Enix’s own PlayStation Showcase reveal trailer (opens in new tab) for Final Fantasy 16, because that’s why. The existence of a PC version of the upcoming RPG has been a strange one. The aforementioned reveal trailer very visibly added a footnote that, while the game was a PlayStation exclusive, it would also be on PC. Despite that, Square Enix seems to have done everything in its power to deny the port’s existence since then. All traces of a PC announcement have vanished. The closest we’ve gotten is a recent trailer (opens in new tab) saying the game is “not available on other platforms until December 31, 2023.”