6 months ago

For Final Fantasy XIV’s 10th Anniversary, One Player Created a 1.0 Archive

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and both Square Enix and the community have been looking back and celebrating the occasion. However, Final Fantasy XIV is actually older than that. Many players either will remember, or have heard about the initial 1.0 launch of Final Fantasy XIV. The original version
6 months ago

PAX West 2023: Interview with Voices From Valisthea

The following article contains spoilers for Final Fantasy XVI. During this year’s PAX West convention, Square Enix hosted the panel “Voices From Valisthea,” featuring a discussion with the Localization Director and multiple voice actors from the recently released Final Fantasy XVI. Following the panel, we had the opportunity to sit and chat with a number
10 months ago

Interview with Warframe’s Megan Everett

Megan Everett is a cheerful, knowledgeable breath of fresh air, who also happens to be the Community Director over at Digital Extremes, the developer and publisher for Warframe. A few weeks back, she was able to spare us 30 informative minutes of her time, as well as throw in some great anime recommendations: Attack on
9 Aug 2022

Naoki Yoshida Teases More Endwalker Details in New Famitsu Interview

Ahead of the Letter from the Producer LIVE scheduled for later this week, Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida gave several interviews to Japanese media outlets discussing FFXIV Patch 6.2 Buried Memory. Thanks to the Final Fantasy XIV subreddit, we have translations of what was discussed, primarily taken from this interview with Famitsu.
31 Mar 2022

More Interviews With FFXIV’s Naoki Yoshida Drop Ahead of Patch 6.1

As we get ready for the second part of the Patch 6.1 Letter From the Producer LIVE, several Japanese media outlets published new interviews with Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida. Chief among them is another interview by Famitsu, as well as pieces from Game Watch and 4Gamer. As with the last Famitsu
29 Mar 2022

Read Only Memories: Neurodiver Interview with Midboss’ Cade Peterson and John “JJ” James

Things sure have been busy at developer/publisher Midboss these days. We’ve been introduced to their cyberpunk world through 2064: Read Only Memories in recent years, and things are starting to expand with the upcoming release of Read Only Memories: Neurodiver. We recently covered the prologue/demo for the game, dubbed Pilot Memory, and also had the
18 Mar 2022

Famitsu Interview With Yoshida, Ishikawa and Oda Discusses Endwalker’s Story and More

The latest issue of Famitsu includes an interview with Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida, Lead Writer Natsuko Ishikawa and Lead Story Designer Banri Oda. The trio spoke about writing Endwalker, the inception of new characters, and even going all the way back to talking about the lore of 1.0 and what the Ascians really were
13 Oct 2021

FFXIV: Endwalker Media Tour Interview With Naoki Yoshida

A couple of weeks ago, after spending a large portion of the day getting hands-on time with Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, we had a chance to meet with Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida over Zoom to ask about the expansion and future updates.
7 Jun 2021

FFXIV’s Naoki Yoshida Talks to Us About New Jobs, Viera, and the Endwalker Collector’s Edition

Now that Fan Fest 2021 has wrapped up, we had a chance to ask Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida a handful of questions that still lingered in our minds in the weeks after the event.
25 Jan 2021

We Asked FFXIV’s Naoki Yoshida about 5.3, 5.4, and Shirts

Its been some time since we’ve had a chance to present some questions to Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida. With our last interview being in April of last year after a cancelled appearance at PAX East, we had plenty that we’ve wanted to ask about regarding recent patches as well as the upcoming Final Fantasy
2 Jan 2021

Gamer Escape Interview with the Developers of Paradise Lost

Set to release in 2021, Paradise Lost looks like an intriguing mix of first-person exploration, puzzle-solving, and philosophical rumination. In this alternate-history, you play as a young boy named Szymon as you explore an abandoned Nazi bunker in post-nuclear Poland. As you learn of the mysteries of this bunker and why it was abandoned, you
15 Jun 2020

Interview with STATIONFlow’s Tak Fujii and Szab√≥ Marcell

Tak Fujii is a very, very different sort of creator in the game industry; as someone who has worked in games for a long time, he has consistently gone on different paths and tried different things for almost every single game he’s made, up to and including his most recent title as producer, STATIONFlow. The
10 Apr 2020

11 Questions for the Final Fantasy XI Dev Team

About a month ago, we were set to sit down with Final Fantasy XI Director Yoji Fujito and Producer Akihiko Matsui at PAX East. Unfortunately, due to the current health concerns around the globe, their trip was cancelled as was the planned Final Fantasy XI Fan Gathering- which would have been the first FFXI event
6 Apr 2020

Interview with Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida and Yusuke Mogi

About a month ago, we were set to sit down with Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida, as well as Lead Character Concept Artist Yusuke Mogi to chat while at PAX East. However, with things being the way they are at the moment, the team ended up cancelling their appearance at the show.
11 Nov 2019

Fairy Tail Interview with Keisuke Kikuchi

Last week, Koei Tecmo brought their upcoming video game adaption of manga and anime series Fairy Tail to the west in a playable form for the first time. We had the opportunity to try out a short demo of the game, which you can check out here. Also present at the demo event was the
23 May 2019

The Future of FFXI – Famitsu Interview with Akihiko Matsui and Yoji Fujito

Famitsu recently did an interview with Final Fantasy XI Producer Akihiko Matsui and Director Yoji Fujito where they discussed the future of the MMO that is currently celebrating its 17th anniversary. The original interview can be read here.
6 May 2019

FFXIV Patch 4.5 and Shadowbringers Interview with Naoki Yoshida

As we come off of the recent Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festivals and get ready for the upcoming wave of information for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers before its release, we had a chance to ask Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida some questions about the present and future of FFXIV. You can read our questions down
29 Mar 2019

FFXIV Tokyo Fan Fest Interview With Members of the Press

Yoshida sat down with members of the press during the the Tokyo Fan Fest and answered questions about Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers and the announcements made during the Keynote. The original interview can be read here.
1 Dec 2018

Fan Fest 2018 Interview with Koji Fox

At the recent Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas, Anonymoose and Fusionx had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox to talk about Omega, astrologians, temperature, and The Primals (and to not talk about Zenos or Ascians … except for that they’re not supposed to have shadows). Read on for
9 Sep 2018

PAX West 2018 Interview with Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro

Despite the glitz and glam and flashy demos from all the big publishers at PAX West, it’s easy to still find near-equal representation of smaller and indie titles right on the main floor as well. After all, many see the PAX conventions as a showcase for indie creators, so it only makes sense to have