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PAX East Live Q&A Panel Transcript

In Featured, Final Fantasy XIV by Anwyll

At PAX East 2016, Naoki Yoshida hosted the first ever North American Live Q&A panel, taking questions both at random from a bag of submitted cards as well as from the audience on the spot. Many of you tuned in or followed the action on social media, but we wanted to make sure to get a transcript of the questions and answers – formatted for easy reading – out as soon as possible. Enjoy!

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FFXIV GDC 2014 Video Now Online

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This is certainly going back a bit, but the video presentation that Naoki Yoshida gave at GDC last year has finally been put online. Titled “Behind The Realm Reborn”, Yoshida discusses the issues with version 1.0, what they did to fix it, and more. You can watch the video above or check it out over on the GDC Vault.

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E3 2015 Interview with Naoki Yoshida

In Featured, Final Fantasy XIV by Gahoo

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 the last day of E3 so that we didn’t waste time or questions asking things that were to be revealed in the Trailer, the patch …

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PAX East Interview with Naoki Yoshida

In Featured, Final Fantasy XIV, Gamer Escape by Gahoo

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 a summary of the panel on Saturday. Of course, the big news is that we now have a release date for Heavensward of June 23, …

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Yoshida Shows Off His Jewelry

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Last night, FFXIV Director/Producer Naoki Yoshida attended a player run in-game event on the Tonberry world. It’s said that during the event, people discovered that he was on the server and began to swarm the area. Players repeatedly fired the canons on their Magitek mounts and prevented Yoshida from being able to teleport by spamming him with a barrage of trade requests. Being human, and understandably frustrated by the outcome, Yoshida gave an old fashioned hand gesture to let the disruptive …

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FFXIV Very Close To DX11 Client Finish Line

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In an interview with Nvidia, Naoki Yoshida says that they are “very close” to reaching the finish line for the development of the DX11 client for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Announced early on, the DX11 version has been pushed back a number of times over the past year and it finally seems like there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Could we be seeing the DX11 version in action at one of the Fan …