A New Year’s Message from FFXIV’s Naoki Yoshida

As has become tradition with Final Fantasy XIV since Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida has been at the helm, each new year brings with it some kind of new, cryptic message that servers as a hint for what is to come with the game.

Although 2020 has had its share of challenges, the tradition still continues this year, this time with a poem from “the journal of a resolute man.”

Our Progeny may never know
Wherefore we look unto the sky,
Nor why we dig for truths below;
We bear their scorn or watch them die.

Who is the progeny? Who are these who travel between the earth and the sky? It’s expected that we’ll hear more information about Final Fantasy XIV’s next expansion during the showcase in February. A new trademark that was filed in September gives us an idea of what the title of 6.0 could be.

Yoshida also takes a moment towards the end of his message to address the ongoing pandemic and to thank those working on the frontline.

You can read the full message here.


Images courtesy of Square Enix.