The ad, posted on the Japanese job website ECareerFA, specified that the 2D artist would appear to be a concept artist, drawing out various environments (towns, villages, dungeons), along with other items such as weapons, furniture, emblems, vehicles, items, and map icons.
A Square Enix executive hinted that the video game company could possibly also release a remake of Final Fantasy VIII, the popular RPG released back in 1999 for the PlayStation 1.
Are you convinced it could be Final Fantasy XVI? Additionally, the ad mentions that the company "sent out a huge hit RPG [title] to the world" and that it has launched online games as well. The page now up on Square Enix's website is clearly trying to recruit people for Final Fantasy VII Remake, and it seems like they're looking for some of the most key development spots. And which game publisher's headquarters are located within those parameters?
Additionally the latest update also adds an interesting new option in the form of a survey that asks for fans to vote for the most requested feature and story content that can be added in a future update.
If it is Final Fantasy 16, however, there's no telling what we'll be in for this time.
With Square Enix working on the Final Fantasy VII Remake, there is a good chance that it will follow the chronological order for its next project and develop the Final Fantasy VIII Remakeafterward.