Poor MS. At this point the only thing that could save their console would be to fully support Windows 10 to get some games via Steam. Sony is really going aggro this upcoming gen..
Not sure how to feel about FFXVI yet, it does not look like an FF at all so far, more like a Western fantasy game (which isn't necessarily bad). But at least there's no Nomura in sight from what we got to see in the trailer, so there's hope it's not going to be a trainwreck. Now to hope Nojima had no part in the writing.
I don't know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture (I'm an expert), but honor and shame are huge parts of it. It's not like it is in America where you can become successful by being an asshole. If you screw someone over in Japan, you bring shame to yourself, and the only way to get rid of that shame is repentance.
What this means is the japanese public, after hearing about this, is not going to want to purchase FFXVI for either system, nor will they purchase any of Square's games. This is HUGE. You can laugh all you want, but Square has alienated an entire market with this move.
Square, publicly apologize and announce FFXVI for Xbox or you can kiss your business goodbye.
People take the definition too seriously, I've always considered them to be exclusives. "Let's make up explanations as to why releasing on more than one platform is still exclusive and get a lot of flak for it, even though it's perfectly reasonable and valid, curse those fanboys!".
Well this is an interesting turn. It looks more akin to the original games (or XII) with a sprinkle of the whatever category GoT/The Witcher etc is. I still don't think it can become the leading product they want it to be with the with Japanese designs aesthetically/narratively, but if you remove that would it even be Final Fantasy anymore. You want to make a fantasy RPG series for international appeal based on current trends but you're tied down by the conventions of the brand you're banking on to promote it at the same time. A rock and a hard place.
It definitely seems to be using the engine. Makes sense with YoshiP producing. He has said he doesn't like the studios self-destructive focus on graphics. This may end up being the most "complete" final fantasy since 12, or 10 depending on how you feel about 12's story.
Geez some of the comments in here are sad. 'Yes! This game won't be available on the enemy platform YESSSSS!!!!' Anyway I'll remain cautiously optimistic. I loved FF up until 13 and 15 which I thought both of them sucked. The thought the graphics didn't look particularly great but the game won't be out any time soon so it will probably be fine in the end.