FFXVI’s Combat Director Is Excited To See What Unexpected Things Players Accomplish In Battle

Wesley LeBlanc: "Final Fantasy XVI’s combat is fast, chaotic, and, most importantly, fun. There are plenty of combos to pull off, and in just the small taste of the action during my cover story trip to Square Enix’s Tokyo, Japan, office, I saw so much variance in setting up Clive’s combative abilities that I can’t wait to see what others do in-game.

I also watched combat director Ryota Suzuki play through some of the most challenging encounters in the game, and unsurprisingly, he excelled, taking maybe one or two hits in the 20 minutes he played. He used combos I didn’t really comprehend – admittedly, he was playing at a much later portion of the game than I had hands-on access with – and it got me thinking: is he excited to see what players do with FFXVI’s combat, much like I was sitting there watching him pull off intricate combos against myriad enemies?"

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Dead Space vet leaves studio he founded after The Callisto Protocol flops

Three executives are leaving The Callisto Protocol developer Striking Distance Studios following the game's commercial underperformance, including studio co-founder and Dead Space veteran Glen Schofield.

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-Foxtrot1d ago

I didn't mind The Callisto Protocol but the DLC really soured me, made everything feel pointless

Also these types of articles...why are we allowing articles where you need to pay to read the entire thing on here.

GodsSon9011h ago

That sucks. I’m enjoying it so far.

RaidenBlack5h ago

Having a hunch ... Glen Schofield might boomerang back to EA or Activision.
Or what if Sony lets them form a new studio under PS umbrella?

Vengeance113810h ago

Loved Callisto Protocol alot though it did walk a little too closely in Dead Space's shadow. Would be great to see them seperate more in a sequel.

P_Bomb9h ago

Schofield’s gone, among others? How long before they shutter? I platinumed it, wasn’t the worst game.

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Final Fantasy XVI Sales "In Line With Expectations;" Square Enix Wants to Upgrade IPs to AAA Status

Square Enix president Takashi Kiryu provided an official statement on Final Fantasy XVI's sales and mentioned interesting plans for smaller IPs.

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VersusDMC2d ago

We'll you'd think the announcement of DLC would have hinted at that. If the game did poorly they would have just moved on.

And if you bring up Forespoken DLC they sold a season pass at launch and had to do it.

Abriael2d ago

That article should have never been approved to begin with, since stock market "news" is invalid on N4G.
It's also based on the literal fake news alleging that Kiryu-san said that FFXIV's sales disappointed.
I've been saying that was fake news for ages (the distortion was obvious like the sun), and today we got the receipts. Unfortunately, the many sites that ran away with that narrative without doing a shred of research will get away with it because they always do.

Harkins17212d ago

Wait for that Takashi Mochizuki spin!

VersusDMC2d ago


I wonder what small IP they have in mind. I would love a Parasite Eve game that plays like the RERemakes and keeps the survival horror tone.

VersusDMC1d 22h ago

We just got divine force and second story R(demo is on psn by the way) out in nov.

But i would like to see a AAA star ocean that looks as good as FFXVI or FF7R.

shinoff21831d 4h ago

O yea. I got my star ocean 2 paid off, just playing the waiting game. I played 10 minutes of the demo and deleted it. Seen all I need to see.

Put about 250 plus hours into divine force. It would be dope as hell if a star ocean got the ff treatment.

DickyD12261d 22h ago

Give me more PE please! I never got to play "the third birthday" but I would love to see the series revamped.

VersusDMC1d 21h ago

Don't try the third birthday. It's as much Parasite eve as Dino crisis 3 is Dino Crisis.

The RE games sell well so i don't know why they won't make a PE game in the same style. Diversify their portfolio.

Scissorman2d ago

This ongoing saga hurts my brain. The game sold 3 million at launch. Case closed. The game sold great.

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