An anonymous source of Insider Gaming portal reported that pre-orders for the expected Japanese RPG Final Fantasy XVI will start on December 7 or 8.
With a greater likelihood it will happen on December 8, because on that day there will be the show The Game Awards 2022 with many high-profile announcements.
Of course, Sony and Square Enix won't miss this chance and will release new materials about the game, which are likely to announce the pre-order opening. It is possible that at the same time they will announce the game's release date, it is tentatively, it will be in mid-2023.
Final Fantasy XVI was announced on February 5, 2021 as a temporary PlayStation 5 exclusive. Square Enix's new game will take gamers into a dystopian European fantasy setting. The project is story-driven and single-player, and it won't have a large open world.