Final Fantasy 16 needs its rating, says producer

Final Fantasy 16 is likely to receive a mature rating before its summer 2023 launch, in something of a first for games in Square Enix’s iconic RPG series. To date, there are only a handful of titles that go above the T or E rating, and Final Fantasy XVI seems to be one of them. In an interview with GameSpot, producer Naoki Yoshida said the team tracked this rating because it allowed them to more freely tell the story they wanted.

According to Yoshida, while he believes that somewhat restrictive ratings are important to ensure the right people are consuming the right content, trying to tell a more mature story while respecting the constraints of sub-adult ratings can slow down the creative process and the experience for disabled players.