23 Jun 2018
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E3 2018 Interview With Tak Fujii

We can always count on XSeed to be showing off at least one unusually interesting game at the E3 booth, and at this year’s show, I would definitely give that prize to Gal Metal. It’s a game about defending the Earth from aliens with the power of metal, played by swinging around the Switch’s Joycon
20 Jun 2018
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E3 2018 Hands-on: Bloodstained & Interview With Koji Igarashi

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an upcoming title that many have been rabidly waiting for. Ever since its Kickstarter wrapped up back in 2015, the game’s release has been continually pushed back, but it seems an end to the wait may finally be in sight. Producer Koji Igarashi was present with 505 Games at
9 Apr 2018
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PAX East 2018 Interview with Natsuko Ishikawa and John Crow

This past weekend at PAX East, we sat down for or first interview with Final Fantasy XIV Main Scenario Writer Natsuko Ishikawa and English Localization Lead John Crow, discussing their take on the development process, story arcs they’ve worked on, and more.
20 Mar 2018
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Famitsu Talks to Soken About the Music in Stormblood

A couple of months ago, Famitsu had the chance to sit down with Final Fantasy XIV Sound Director Masayoshi Soken to talk about the music in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. The interview was originally released in Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 654 and was later published online. You can read our translation below.
9 Nov 2017
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Interview with Masayoshi Soken on Final Fantasy XIV’s Orchestra Concert

Towards the end of September, Final Fantasy XIV Sound Director Masayoshi Soken had an opportunity to do something that not all video game music creators get to do: feature his work in an orchestra concert. While this wasn’t the first time that his music would be performed in an orchestral arrangement (Distant Worlds has performed
18 Apr 2017
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Interview with Danny O’Dwyer on Upcoming NoClip FFXIV Documentary

  Earlier this month, Noclip teased their upcoming documentary. Screenshots showing a blue sky as a red object started to become closer and closer… Dalamud.   We reached out to Danny O’Dwyer, the founder of Noclip to ask him about his upcoming documentary centered around Final Fantasy XIV.  
17 Jun 2016
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E3 2016 Interview With Naoki Yoshida

This year at E3 we once again sat down with Naoki Yoshida to chat about Final Fantasy XIV. Joining us this time around were the fine folks from PlayStation Universe and MMORPG.com. Read on for all the juicy details!
9 Nov 2015
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Interview With Akihiko Matsui On The Vana’diel Project

With Final Fantasy XI receiving its last major update this week, we reached out to Producer Akihiko Matsui to ask him about Rhapsodies of Vana’diel and the future of Vana’diel itself. Takashi Fuchigami, the Producer of Final Fantasy Grandmasters also stepped in to answer some questions!
1 Sep 2015
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PAX Prime 2015 Interview with Masayoshi Soken

After a great panel and sing-along, I got the chance to sit down with the Sound Director of Final Fantasy XIV, Masayoshi Soken.
19 Jun 2015
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E3 2015 Interview with Naoki Yoshida

After four days of press conferences, meetings, streams, presentations, hands-on demos and just plain crazy E3-ness, we finally got a chance to sit down with Naoki Yoshida and talk about some FFXIV in general, some Heavensward, and even touched on 4.0 (or tried to anyway).  We met with Yoshida in the last interview slot of
18 Jun 2015
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Lorecast 6: E3 2015 Interview with Fernehalwes

With the release of Heavensward, Final Fantasy XIV is finally ready to stop retracing its footsteps (with better footsteps) and venture out into new territory. E3 2015 was the final stretch of pre-release promotion for 3.0, and it was there that we got a chance to sit down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox (aka Fernehalwes) to
10 Jun 2015
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We Asked The FFXIV Team: What Minion Would You Want In Real Life?

Last year at E3 we had the oppurtunity to ask the Final Fantasy XIV team which NPC they would romance if given the option. Everyone seemed to like that fun question and so we decided that we’d ask another equally important question! This time we asked them which minion they’d like to have in real life! Read
9 Mar 2015
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PAX East Interview with Naoki Yoshida

It was an eventful PAX for FFXIV. We (and maybe a thousand other fans) were treated to an hour-long panel by Yoshida in which he provided some sneak peaks at Heavensward, an early look at the soon-to-be-released benchmark, and a deep look into the process by which the development team adds new jobs. We posted
1 Feb 2015
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Aetheryte Radio 76: Self-Professed Bard

Tune in for this special episode of Aetheryte Radio as we talk to Thancred himself, Taliesin Jaffe! We talk about his favorite moments, his other roles and more. As mentioned on the show, you can drop a comment below and tell us something you want to hear Thancred say! We’ll send them off and play them
26 Nov 2014
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11 Questions for the FFXI Dev Team!

The eleventh month is almost over, and we couldn’t let that go by without reaching out to the Final Fantasy XI development team with… eleven questions! They were gracious enough to take some time to chat with us about the conclusion of Seeker’s of Adoulin, and what it’s like to work on the game in
22 Oct 2014
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Fan Fest 2014 Interview With Michael-Christopher Koji Fox

This past weekend we got to sit down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox to talk about an insane amount of topics ranging from the taxonomy of a Scholar’s Fairies to David Bowie’s package in Labyrinth. This is an interview you don’t want to miss! We previously released the audio of this interview as Lorecast 4! Make sure to
21 Oct 2014
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Fan Fest 2014 Interview With Naoki Yoshida

This past weekend at Fan Fest in Las Vegas we got to sit down and talk with Naoki Yoshida about some of the announcements from the event as well as other topics!
27 Aug 2014
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Interview: Naoki Yoshida and FFXIV:ARR’s One Year Anniversary

Today marks the one year anniversary of the launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn! We got the chance to ask Director/Producer Naoki Yoshida about this past year, its challenges, and some of the great memories that have come from it.
17 Jun 2014
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The Lore Train: E3 2014 Interview With Fernehalwes

Last week in LA we made some time to sit down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox AKA Fernehalwes in an attempt to shrink ourselves down and enter a submarine like vessel that would be able to explore his brain and get answers for all of our Final Fantasy XIV related questions. However, the machine we were going
17 Jun 2014
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Lorecast 3: E3 2014 Interview With Fernehalwes

At last week’s E3, we were able to sit down and talk with the almighty lore ahriman himself, Michael-Christopher Koji Fox aka Fernehalwes! Spoiler warning! We talk about the Second Binding Coil a bit! Listen in as we go over the Q and A! You can read the full write up here. https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxiv/lore/lorecast3.mp3Podcast: Play in new