Director Naoki Yoshida Q&A – PlayStation.Weblog


Each two years since 2013’s A Realm Reborn, Closing Fantasy XIV has obtained a brand new growth. Every of those big updates launched a wealth of recent content material for Sq. Enix’s MMORPG, with every launch corresponding to a full standalone JRPG. All packed in enthralling tales, new areas, missions and spectacular boss fights, frequently constructing out the sport’s fantastical setting Eorzea.  

Final week, Sq. Enix debuted the fourth growth. Like its predecessors, Endwalker guarantees new jobs, new areas to discover (we’re going to the moon!) and a lot, way more

And as with 2013’s reimagining and subsequent expansions, Endwalker’s improvement is headed by Naoki Yoshida. The director and producer has spent the final eight years reshaping Closing Fantasy XIV right into a critically-acclaimed MMO behemoth. This newest launch marks the tip of a decade-long storyline, one which stretches all the way in which again to the sport’s unique model, which launched in 2010. 

Yoshida-san is a busy man. Not solely is he overseeing one more feature-packed growth for Closing Fantasy XIV, he was not too long ago introduced because the producer for the upcoming Closing Fantasy XVI. But between juggling two Leviathan-sized initiatives, he discovered the time to reply our most burning questions round that astounding Endwalker reveal. 

Endwalker will deliver Closing Fantasy XIV’s 10-year lengthy story arc to its conclusion. How does it really feel to lastly shut this lengthy a chapter? When did you first envision how this chapter of FFXIV was to finish and the way a lot has the ultimate model modified from that preliminary premise?

For the reason that time of A Realm Reborn, the thought of the “Hydaelyn and Zodiark saga” already existed and was what we had been working off of when creating the story. Having the ability to inform this story to its conclusion required Closing Fantasy XIV to succeed as an MMORPG, and we had been removed from with the ability to declare the continuing story because the Hydaelyn and Zodiark saga even on the time of Heavensward’s launch. Following the discharge of Stormblood and having seen the rising neighborhood and success of the sport, I assumed it was time to extra totally flesh out the ideas of the story and assume as to how and the place this conclusion may happen. 


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