Final Fantasy XVI Reveals Clive's Sword Exhibition as Pre-Load is Finally Available on PS5

Published: June 20, 2023 11:44 AM /


Final Fantasy XVI

Today Square Enix revealed another initiative to promote the imminent launch of Final Fantasy XVI, while the pre-load of the game is now available.

We learn that a real version of Clive's "Invictus" Sword will be on display at the Royal Armouries at the White Tower in the Tower of London until July 19. The location isn't too surprising considering that it's the same in which Square Enix hosted a press preview event in April. 

On top of the exhibition, the pre-load for the game has also become available. If you have pre-ordered Final Fantasy XVI you can now start downloading it on your PS5 to be ready when the game unlocks on June 22 at 00:00 local time in all regions. This is actually rather welcome, as the package to download is not small, weighing over 92 GB. 

You can see a trailer for the exhibition below.

The exhibition in the UK is far from the only promotional initiative for the game. Yesterday we saw gorgeous art installed in Japanese stations and a 3D battle scene between Ifrit and Titan projected on a massive screen in Tokyo. On the other hand, a haute couture fashion collection is being presented at the Paris Games Week

PC version has also been confirmed by Yoshida-san himself, but Square Enix will need time to optimize the game for the platform, so we don't know when it'll launch. More info will be shared at a later date.

If you'd like to learn more, you can read my preview and enjoy our interview with Yoshida-san and art director Hiroshi Minagawa.

Recently, we learned that PlatinumGames and the Kingdom Hearts team at Square Enix helped out with development. We also saw the release of a lovely trailer focused on the theme song by Kenshi Yonezu.

A demo for PS5 is already available on the PlayStation Store and is playable right now, including the beginning of the game and more. We know that a day-one patch will be applied, and improvements in further updates have already been promised.


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PlayStation 5
Release Date
June 22, 2023 (Calendar)