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Naoki Yoshida to Discuss the Next 10 Years of Final Fantasy XIV in Next Live Letter

31 Jan 2022

It’s been revealed that the next Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer LIVE will take place on February 18th at 6:00 PM PT.

During the broadcast, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida will be discussing what the team has in store for the next 10 years of Final Fantasy XIV in their “Newfound Futures” portion of the show. After which, will be a Q&A about Endwalker, where players can submit their own questions via the official forums.

The first 10 years for Final Fantasy XIV have certainly been interesting to say the least, especially with the game making the huge shift from 1.0 to 2.0. Now that the Hydaelyn and Zodiark Saga has been wrapped up, it’ll be very interesting to see where the team decides to take the story and to see how they’ll be upgrading the game going forward.

During the media tour for A Realm Reborn, Naoki Yoshida expressed an interest in keeping the game’s graphics up to date throughout its service, and since then we’ve also heard that the team is looking into upgrading the textures. When we asked Yoshida about these updates and if they could be part of anything bigger during our recent Endwalker Media Tour interview, he told us:

We would love for the players to kind of enjoy the new expansion first and once that has settled, we would take the time to explain what we are looking forward to for the next 10 years. I don’t want to relay words that could potentially cause people to imagine something that might not be fully accurate. I don’t want to just provide words, but I do intend on taking some time where I discuss with the players and to get excited with the players, to encourage people to continue to stick with us.

Naoki Yoshida

Yoshida’s mention of not wanting to “just provide words” makes us wonder what exactly he might talk about, and potentially show in the next Live Letter. It’s hard to try and keep my expectations in check- part of me is just expecting the team to carry on with the steady stream of story updates as they have over the last 10 years, but I would be lying if I didn’t say that, in the back of my mind, I can’t help but feel that something extra is in the works. I haven’t been this excited about the game in a long time. It reminds me of how excited I was when we got our first look at what the team had planned for version 2.0 (above).

Either way, we’ll get a better idea of what the future holds for Final Fantasy XIV when Letter from the Producer Live Part LXVIII airs on February 18th and 6:00 PM PST.