written in the stars
In an interview with the Washington Post, Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida spoke about his history with Square Enix and how projects like Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and the Kingdom Hearts series have allowed Square Enix the ability to create a "compelling action combat system" in FFXVI.
When discussing FFXVI's development with the Washington Post, Yoshida gave his acknowledgements to the long-running Disney franchise, stating that the Kingdom Hearts team "has been especially helpful in contributing to those real-time combat and boss battles."
Considering Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind superbosses are considered some of the best battles in the action genre, it is no surprise that the FFXVI team would turn to games like Kingdom Hearts to draw inspiration from.
Final Fantasy XVI is set to release in 2023 on PlayStation 5.
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