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16 Nov 2021

The Music Video for Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker Theme is Here!

Fans of Final Fantasy XIV are eagerly awaiting the drop of the new music from the upcoming Endwalker expansion. Today, Square Enix released a music video of the track “Endwalker“. The song is performed by Sam Carter from Architects and Masayoshi Soken and The Primals. Lyrics were written by Michael-Christopher Koji Fox with a concept
24 May 2021

Performers from Final Fantasy XIV’s Fan Festival Concerts Comment on the Event

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over a week since the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival gave us more information regarding the upcoming Endwalker expansion and treated us to a myriad of content from developer panels to concerts. Coming out of the event, several of the performers from those concerts that helped to
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
25 Jun 2018

A Night at the Eorzean Symphony

After a long week at E3, a few members of the Gamer Escape staff were fortunate enough to attend one of only two performances in North America for Eorzean Symphony. After the Final Fantasy XIV orchestra concert in Japan last September, we hoped that the show would make it overseas. When we talked to FFXIV
17 Jun 2018

E3 2018 Interview With Naoki Yoshida and Masayoshi Soken

During our time at E3 this year, we had a chance to sit down with Final Fantasy XIV Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida as well as Sound Director Masayoshi Soken who was in town for the Eorzean Symphony Orchestra Concert (more on that coming soon). Be warned, our first questions are a spoiler for Patch 4.3. If
20 Mar 2018

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.
26 Jan 2018

Fans Recreate FFXIV Developers in Monster Hunter: World

Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World launches today and players have already started to explore the New World. A few of them are even doing so while looking like Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida and Masayoshi Soken! Using the character creator in game, two people on Twitter were able to come up with characters closely resembling the
9 Nov 2017

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
1 Sep 2015

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.
29 Aug 2015

The Lore (and Soul) Train: PAX ’15

It’s PAX 2015, and while Fusionx is on location (no doubt adding yet another “I Defeated…” shirt to his collection), I’ve taken it upon myself to cover the XIV-related attraction, Koji & Soken’s Wild Ride, a combination music and lore panel featuring Localization Lead / Co-World Creator Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and Sound Director Masayoshi Soken
20 Aug 2015

Final Fantasy XIV Heads to PAX Prime 2015

Celebrate the 2nd anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XIV with us at PAX Prime 2015! Continuing the tradition from previous PAX events, we’ll be holding a primal battle challenge where attendees will be able to face off against Ravana! Naturally, our battle challenge wouldn’t be complete without an “I BEAT” t-shirt, and we’ve had our weaver
13 Aug 2015

Koji & Soken’s Wild Ride at PAX Prime 2015

It’s been revealed that Final Fantasy XIV Sound Director Masayoshi Soken and Localization Lead Michael Christopher Koji-Fox will be hosting a panel at PAX Prime at the end of the month. The panel will take place Saturday, August 29th at the Hydra Theatre in the Grand Hyatt from 12:00-1:00PM. Square Enix has also confirmed with us
12 Aug 2015

Soken vs The Autographs

Final Fantasy XIV Sound Director Masayoshi Soken has been busy today. Tweeting several pictures as he took on the colossal task of signing 200 inserts for the upcoming FFXIV Blu-ray OST of Before the Fall that releases at the end of this month. It’s OK if you don’t read Japanese. The tweets are worth it for
26 Sep 2014

From Astral To Umbral Track List Revealed!

From Astral to Umbral, the newest album to be released for Final Fantasy XIV will have both piano and band arrangements on it, courtesy of Masayoshi Soken’s newly formed band “The Primals”. The album, which is set to release on December 17th already has a site up, and the track list is now available! The
1 Sep 2013

Interview With Yoshida and Soken at PAX 2013

This year at PAX Prime, Square Enix is having a Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launch event. We were lucky enough to not only attend the event (a full write up of which will be posted in the coming days) but to also have a chance to sit down with Director/Producer Naoki Yoshida and