Tanaka Tweets About Chinese Service

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Final Fantasy XIV Producer Hiromichi Tanaka took some time out of his busy day to tweet about the announcement from Square Enix today about FFXIV service being offered in mainland China. This was tucked away at the bottom of our announcement today but due to the laws in China, operations for the Chinese version of FFXIV will be done via servers set in mainland China.  The Chinese service will be completely different from the service provided for Japanese, North American, …

Eorzea Prelive Wrap-Up!

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Now that the Ebisu event is over, a report has been posted on the site for the event detailing everything that was discussed. You can find a summary of the information posted as well as an additional piece of information from the event about special craft projects after the jump! You can read the full report on the event’s website which also includes information about each city-state’s mission line.

Tanaka: Foreign Sites Making Up Things About A System We Released No Information On

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Hiromichi Tanaka, via his Twitter account, commented on foreign websites that have recently been talking about the Surplus EXP system (which is being called “fatigue” by many players). It appears that the Final Fantasy XIV Producer is upset that people are creating false statements about the experience penalties that players have been experiencing in phase 3 of testing. The basic idea of the system is that if a player levels a certain discipline for too long (around 8 hours), they …

Gamasutra Talks with Tanaka and Kurosawa

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Gamasutra recently sat down with Hiromichi Tanaka and Yasu Kurosawa to talk about the two Final Fantasy MMOs. Tanaka says how surprised he is that Final Fantasy XI has lasted eight years. The original plan for the title was to support it for five years, which was the lifespan of game consoles at the time. He goes on to say that FFXI has had its time and now Final Fantasy XIV will be coming in as the next mainstream MMO …

E3 Interview Video

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As promised, we have done a bit of editting and posted our E3 interview with Hiromichi Tanaka and Yasu Kurosawa.  The video should give community members an idea of what it is like to be in a room with a couple of video game titans.

4Gamer E3 Interview

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As always, I have a lot of appreciation for the people at 4Gamer.  Their articles feel more informative and gamer-friendly compared to the magazine powerhouses of Famitsu and Dengeki.  The interaction between their staff and FFXIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka also seems much more relaxed.  What follows is our translation of 4Gamer’s E3 interview. I highly suggest that you also check out the original article in Japanese on their website to see all of the interesting photos and screenshots.

GAME Watch E3 Interview

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Every so often Japanese gaming news website GAME Watch carries articles about Final Fantasy XIV.  Representatives from the site were present at E3 and had a chance to sit down with Producer Hiromichi Tanaka and US Producer Kurosawa Yasu. This interview is very similar to the one from Dengeki, enough to make me think they were actually done at the same time, but it is also just a little bit different.  Once we get past the mandatory male Miqo’te question, …

Dengeki and Tanaka at E3

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E3 is now behind us.  FFXIV Producer Tanaka Hiromichi is back in Japan, working on the latest version update for FFXI and the FFXIV beta.  However, that doesn’t mean we are through looking at all the exciting information to come out of the event! Expect a number of articles to pop up on Eorzeapedia this week and next as we go through the Japanese media interviews and some of the interesting reporting they’ve been doing after the event. For starters, …

Eorzeapedia E3 Interview with Hiromichi Tanaka and Yasu Kurosawa

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On Wednesday at E3, we were able to sit down with Hiromichi Tanaka and Yasu Kurosawa and ask them a few questions about FINAL FANTASY XIV.  Things were crazy, and you could see the Square Enix PR people scrambling to try and keep interview appointments.  It seemed like everyone wanted a piece of Tanaka, from Fox Business News, to the New York Times, to Eorzeapedia.  Video camera crews were coming and going.  We waited patiently in the Square Enix VIP …

Famitsu Interviews Tanaka and Kurosawa at E3

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Like many media outlets, Famitsu had their interview with Final Fantasy XIV Producer Tanaka Hiromichi (left) and North American Producer/Senior Manager of NA Operations Kurosawa Yasu (right) today.  Topics included the upcoming start of beta testing, possible 3D effects, and community reactions about the ongoing alpha build testing. You can find a copy of the original interview in Japanese on Famitsu’s website or our translated version below the break.