Although we do not yet know its release date (we know that arrive summer 2023nothing more), lately we are having a lot of information of Final Fantasy XVIthe next main installment of the saga of Square Enix. This time the series will be set in a universe of european medieval aesthetic, which will have consequences in some aspects of the game such as the voices in English; the producer of the project, Naoki Yoshidahe stated in an interview with Balance Online that the characters will have British accent, in Americanto fit into this aesthetic.
“This time, both the motion capture and the voice acting have been done with european actors“, Yoshida begins explaining in the interview. “That yes, since those of us who designed the game are Japanese, first we wrote the script in Japanese, then we translated it into English and then we did the face capture in english“, continues.
Throughout this process, those responsible for Final Fantasy XVI they wanted stay away from american english so as not to break the immersion in its medieval aesthetic: “Although it is English, we have been very careful not to include American accents,” says the producer before explaining the reason behind this idea: “We made this decision to prevent American players from becoming get angry: ‘Want a European medieval fantasy, why are there American accents?’“He continues laughing.
In addition to this detail about the accents, Naoki Yoshida has also talked about how the medieval aesthetic relates to the European and how that will apply to the game: “There is a belief that medieval fantasy is equal to Europe, something popularized by The Lord of the Rings. Currently no game represents a medieval fantasy world on this scale with graphs of PS5so we decided to focus on this aesthetic and merge it with our fantasy.”
Final Fantasy XVI coming to PS5 in the summer of next year. In Vandal we tell you all we know of this ambitious and long-awaited project.