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Final Fantasy 16 day one update announced

But won't be necessary to play the game.

Final Fantasy 16 will have a day one update to address a small variety of issues, but will not be required to play the game.

The developer apologised for this update, stating the team "didn't want to do any pre-release or release day updates" for Final Fantasy 16 - even one this minor.

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Here are the full Final Fantasy 16 day one patch notes:

  • Fix a control flag issue that can make progress impossible under very specific circumstances.
  • Fix an issue wherein the game could close unexpectedly under very specific circumstances.
  • Optimise performance in several places
  • Fix some minor text errors

During a dedicated Final Fantasy 16 livestream, producer Naoki Yoshida said this update will come "before the day one release".

"If you have the digital version and you've already downloaded on the system and if your PS5 is hooked up to the internet, it will download this automatically, and it will be ready for day one so people will be ready to play as soon as the game unlocks," the producer explained, before stating it is a "very, very minor issue", so players will still be able to play the base game even if they are unable to install the update.

"This is a rapid patch, so it's not necessary to actually play the game. So those of you who don't have an internet connection, and maybe can't get it in time, you will still be able to play the game," Yoshida assured players.

Final Fantasy 16's day one update notes.

Final Fantasy 16 will release in full later this week, on 22nd June, exclusive to PlayStation 5.

If you are planning on heading into the game as fresh as possible, a gentle reminder that physical copies have been spotted out in the wild, so be aware of potential spoilers populating the internet over the coming days.

For more on Final Fantasy 16, you can read about how this upcoming release got our Ed questioning the essence of the series here.

He also interviewed Clive and Jill voice actors Ben Starr and Susannah Fielding earlier this year, where they discussed the pressures of being part of such a huge series, details of each performance, and which Final Fantasy games are their favourites.

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