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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is Not About Darkness or Light But Balance

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is Not About Darkness or Light, But Balance

Final Fantasy XIV's Producer and Director, Naoki Yoshida, sat down with Forbes for an interview about the MMORPG's upcoming expansion, Shadowbringers Like many JRPGs, and the rest of the Final Fantasy series in particular, FFXIV deals with the duality of light and darkness throughout it's campaign The player character is called the Warrior of Light, after all[...]

Final Fantasy XIVs Hrothgar and Viera Will Be The Last New Playable Races

Final Fantasy XIV's Hrothgar and Viera Will Be The Last New Playable Races

In the latest “Letter from the Producer” stream for Final Fantasy XIV, Game Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida revealed that, due to the difficulties of developing new races for the MMO, the gender-locked Hrothgar and Viera races will be the final races added to FFXIV.While it may not seem like it, adding a new race to the game[...]

Yasumi Matsuno on a New Final Fantasy Tactics: I Probably Need to Make One Before I Die

Yasumi Matsuno on a New Final Fantasy Tactics: "I Probably Need to Make One Before I Die"

In a recent interview with Dengeki Online, Final Fantasy Tactics’ Yatsumi Matsuno and Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talked up the development of FFXIV’s “Return to Ivalice” raids, Tactics, and Ogre Battle.However, the bit fans will find most interesting is the snippet of the interview where Matsuno discussed the possibility of making a new Tactics or Ogre Battle game[...]

Even Final Fantasy XIV Director Naoki Yoshida is on the Battle Royale Train

Even Final Fantasy XIV Director Naoki Yoshida is on the Battle Royale Train

Battle royale games are big right now, and the evergrowing behemoth that is Fortnite seems like it won't ever stop, but having Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida talk about making a battle royale game is going a bit too far.In an interview with GameSpot, Yoshida enthused that one of his dream projects would be a[...]

FFXIV Director Says Final Fantasy XVI Should Be Straightforward Fantasy

FFXIV Director Says Final Fantasy XVI Should Be "Straightforward Fantasy"

[caption id="attachment_702532" align="aligncenter" width="600"] credit//SquareEnix[/caption]During a fan Q&A segment at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Paris earlier this month, FFXIV Game Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida was asked about the next game in the mainline series While Final Fantasy XVI is hardly official yet, that hasn't stopped the fan hype train from spinning theories on what[...]

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest Paris Confirms Gunbreaker Job and Viera Race

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest Paris Confirms Gunbreaker Job and Viera Race

[caption id="attachment_946273" align="aligncenter" width="600"] credit// Square Enix[/caption]The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest Paris is going on this weekend, and this morning's keynote from Executive Producer Naoki Yoshida included several bits of new information about the upcoming Shadowbringers expansion that players have been waiting on The keynote kicked off with an extended teaser trailer and moved on to[...]


Square Enix Shared A Ton Of Screenshots For FFXIV: Stormblood

Square Enix Shared A Ton Of Screenshots For FFXIV: Stormblood

However, game director Naoki Yoshida has specifically referred to Samurai as a DPS class just like it was in FFXI.In the massive dump of screenshots, we got a ton of environment shots hit to show off the game areas of Gyr Abania, Azim Steppe, Yanxia, and the Ruby Sea The new city we get to explore is Kugane[...]