Jul 1, 2023 | News

Woke Journalists Attack ‘Final Fantasy XVI’ for ‘Overwhelming Whiteness’

Woke Journalists Attack 'Final Fantasy XVI' for 'Overwhelming Whiteness'

The latest video game in the long-running Final Fantasy series is facing attacks from the woke video game news site Kotaku. Its crime? Lack of diversity.

Final Fantasy XVI is set in European medieval setting, drawing inspiration from societies that were not ethnically or culturally diverse, a fact acknowledged by Kotaku, which nonetheless complains about the game’s “overwhelming whiteness.”

A shop attendant adjusts a tag on a PS5 bundled with Final Fantasy XVI, the latest version of the video game franchise Final Fantasy, developed and published by Square Enix, at a PlayStation pop up store in Seoul on June 22, 2023. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)

“If there’s a fault to be had, it’s in Valisthea’s lack of diversity,” wrote Kotaku reviewer Corey Plante. “Producer Naoki Yoshida told IGN in November 2022 that…

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