Does Final Fantasy 16 demo save progress carry over to the full game?

Does Final Fantasy 16 demo save progress carry over to the full game?
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Chris Penwell


13th Jun 2023 09:22

The Final Fantasy 16 demo is now live on the PlayStation Store, but will that demo save progress carry on to the full game? You can play the opening prologue of the game, in addition to the special battle demo that offers abilities from later in the game.

It's cool that this demo is giving an early taste of the combat system as Forspoken did. Here's everything you need to know about the game's demo and whether or not your save progress will carry over. 

Can you transfer your Final Fantasy 16 demo save progress to full game?

Does Final Fantasy 16 demo save data transfer to full game?
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After finishing the Final Fantasy 16 demo, you may wonder if you have to play through the prologue once more once the full game releases. It's a pain that Diablo 4 doesn't count your progress in the beta, for example. 

Thankfully, your save in the Final Fantasy 16 demo will be restored in the full title. The "Final Fantasy 16 demo will give fans interested in starting the adventure early access to the opening prologue, with saved progress carrying over to the full game after its release," the official press release has confirmed. Hopefully, the gameplay isn't as confusing as Forspoken's demo.

How long is the Final Fantasy 16 demo?

How long is the Final Fantasy 16 demo
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The Final Fantasy 16 demo should take around two hours to three hours to complete. It's pretty expansive, like Octopath Traveler 2's demo. YouTuber MKIceandFire's walkthrough of the demo is two hours and 28 minutes long. 

So, how long is the actual game? According to a Famitsu interview (translated by Aitakimochi on Twitter), it takes the average player 35-40 hours to beat the game's story. This information comes from Final Fantasy 16 director Naoki Yoshida. Completionists require 70 to 80 hours of their time to get everything finished. That's going to be tough for the diehard trophy hunters out there.

Final Fantasy 16 will be released on June 22 exclusively for the PS5. Sorry PS4 and Xbox fans. This grand JRPG may release on PC after its six-month exclusivity window on PS5. 

"It is true that Final Fantasy 16 is a six-month limited-time exclusive on the PS5 platform," said Yoshi-P on the PlayStation Blog from Japan (via Google Translate). "However, it is a completely different story that the PC version will be released in half a year."

Chris Penwell
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Chris Penwell
Chris Penwell is an experienced video games journalist with a Bachelor in Communications. He loves to play narrative-focused games like Kingdom Hearts and Beyond Good & Evil.
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