Square Enix has just released update 1.03 for its popular action RPG Final Fantasy XVI.
The update implements a few improvements to the game, including the much-requested motion blur setting, letting players reduce the strength of the effect all the way to turning it off completely.
Below you can read the full patch notes, shared by the publisher on social media.
Announcing the release of update 1.03, which makes a number of improvements to FINAL FANTASY XVI.
This update fixes some issues and adds some new functionality. We recommend that you install this update before playing the game.
- Adds the following items to the System tab of the Main Menu:
- Motion Blur Strength Allows the player to adjust the strength of the motion blur effect when the character or camera is in motion. The default setting is the maximum of 5. This can be lowered to reduce the strength of the motion blur effect, or set to 0 to turn it off completely.
- Player Follow (Movement)
- Player Follow (Attack)
- Turning these settings off prevents the camera from automatically following the player while moving and attacking respectively.
- Changes the maximum setting of the Camera Sensitivity (Horizontal) and Camera Sensitivity (Vertical) items from 10 to 20.
- Adds three new controller layouts: types D, E, and F.
- Corrects an issue that affected the stability of some menus.
- Corrects some text issues.
- Adds the hashtag #FF16 when sharing screenshots or video clips on Twitter or YouTube.
Final Fantasy XVI is currently available exclusively for PS5 and you can read our enthusiastic review in which our Andrew Stretch defined the game as "everything he could have hoped for and more" and "a deep story and fully fleshed out world that you'll want to be protecting." The game has sold three million copies in the first week since its release.
A 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 yet know when it'll launch. You can also read 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.