Even though it’s accomplishing things that no other numbered entry in the series has done, Final Fantasy 16 is looking like a return to roots for the series in more ways than one, and one of the ways that it’s looking like that is because to the fact that its location is looking like it. Final Fantasy 16 with British accents will be the first game in the series in a while to be set in a classic medieval Europe fantasy setting, and it will go all out in its portrayal of that. After a string of games in a row that adopted sci-fi or contemporary settings.
The producer of Final Fantasy 16, Naoki Yoshida, stated in a recent interview with Dengeki Online that due to the fact that the game will take place in a classical medieval European setting, the English audio for the game will only feature British accents. This statement is in line with similar statements made earlier. According to Yoshida, American accents are not going to be included in the game at all. The reasoning for this decision is to maintain the game’s authenticity and to avoid upsetting the players.
Yoshida stated that there is a notion that “Medieval fantasy = Europe,” and that this picture was made famous by The Lord of the Rings. “There is not a single game on the market right now that accurately shows a medieval fantasy world of this size using visuals comparable to those of the PlayStation 5.” As a result, we settled on the idea of centering our attention on the landscape of medieval Europe and combining it with the fiction that we had concocted.
This time around, European actors are responsible for both the motion capture and the voice acting. However, given that Japanese developers were responsible for creating the game, we initially penned the screenplay in Japanese, then had it translated into English, and then performed facial capture in English.
“However, despite the fact that it is written in English, we have taken great care not to incorporate any American accents. It was decided to do this so that American players wouldn’t get frustrated with the game and say things like, “I was looking forward to a medieval European fantasy, so why are there American accents?! ” (Laughs). Because of this, every single line was recorded using British English.
Final Fantasy 16 is scheduled to be released for the PS5 in the summer of 2023. Later on, in 2018, Square Enix intends to release a new trailer for the role-playing game, which will concentrate this time on the game’s narrative and the environment it takes place in.