It's safe to say that Final Fantasy XIV is successful, best of all, its success is main attributed to the latest expansion Stormblood, Stormblood appears to have been received very well, even Final Fantasy XIV's players passed 10 million. Today, we summarize an interview details from Naoki Yoshida, he elaborated this game's success, romance, graphics upgrades and more.
Many popular MMORPG, when they are a few years into their life cycle, have their engine updated in order to keep up with the leading edge of visuals and tech. Is that something you might be considering for Final Fantasy XIV?
NY: Considerations should be made, but in terms of our planning for Final Fantasy XIV, there are certain elements of the next expansion that we already have to start thinking about and making plans for. There are no specific plans for a graphics engine update at this point.
For the first time in the Final Fantasy XIV story there appears to be an element of romance between the player character and Lyse. Is this a correct interpretation, and was it intended for players to be able to interpret the relationship romantically?
NY: It's not deliberately meant to clearly indicate that there is a romantic feeling between Lyse and the player character, but the Warrior of Light is a significant figure within the realm at this point in the narrative, and the allies’ bond has become very strong. In Final Fantasy XIV the writers cannot determine the character’s age or sex, so I do want there to be room for imagination.
Stormblood appears to have been received very well, and we recently heard that the game achieved record highs subscribers after the release of the expansion. How do you feel about the results of the release?
NY: Like with Heavensward, we were on a tight development schedule for Stormblood, and we never really had the time to stop and reflect leading to the launch. It was received very well, better than we expected. It’s regarded very highly, with a great reception. Of course it was surprising, but at the same time, it made us very happy.
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