12 months ago

Naoki Yoshida Answers Questions From the Press at Fan Fest 2023

The North American Fan Festival is over and while FFXIV players (im)patiently await Patch 6.5 and the newly announced expansion, Dawntrail, we still more news to report on from the event in Las Vegas. During a press conference Friday evening, Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida answered a handful of questions from the
25 Jun 2010

SE Fan-Powered Q&A On Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix has released their fan-powered Q&A on their E3 website for Final Fantasy XIV. The questions were submitted by Square Enix Members and answered by none-other than Final Fantasy XIV Director, Hiromichi Tanaka. Q: What measures will you put into place to promote class balance? A: There are four different class disciplines: war, magic,
4 May 2010

Famitsu Developer Q/A from April 9th

Pop quiz! 1)  What’s the name of the server Final Fantasy XIV testers are currently playing on? 2)  How are FFXIV surnames and FFXI character names related? 3)  Can players level up in FFXIV? You don’t need to be an alpha tester to know the answer to these questions although knowing some Japanese would help.
19 Mar 2010

Dengeki Games Vol. 7: Keep Your Name?!

Surprise!  While Weekly Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation are the two biggest sources of information we have for FFXIV when it comes to magazines, there are a few other publications out there that cover FFXIV as well.  It is rare to see additional articles so close to some major announcements, but Dengeki Games decided to give
15 Mar 2010

March Dengeki PlayStation Q&A (Part I)

Did you enjoy all the new information this weekend?  We had an official NA and JP site update and people on the forums have been sifting through the information and finding all sorts of interesting things.  I know some people have been busy updating the wiki as well.  Starting it all off though was a
5 Oct 2009

Questions & (some? any?) Answers from Square Enix

Curse affiliate ffxivcore got to follow-up their gamescom interview with an email Q&A.  As those familiar with Square Enix Q&As from FFXI know, the “A” part is often filled with vagaries.  This Q&A is no exception – but let’s take a quick look.
9 Aug 2009

Taking a Closer Look: Dengeki PlayStation

It’s been a couple days since the magazines were released and a few more still since the first leaked pictures began to float around the internet. Have you had a chance to look at them? I mean really look at them? Weekly Famitsu got the exclusive interview with Hiromichi Tanaka and Nobuaki Komoto. They had
17 Jun 2009

Square Enix Members and Final Fantasy XIV

A Final Fantasy XIV group has surfaced on the Square Enix Members website! Joining the group will allow you to join discussions on the groups message boards, just like on our own forums. Message boards like this provide a great way to spend time and talk with other excited fans as we all wait for
13 Jun 2009

This Week in the Magazines

Every Friday, Weekly Famitsu comes out with general information on console games.  Approximately every two weeks, Dengeki PlayStation covers PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 news.  This week, both have their E3 reports. Let’s take a look at how the Japanese printed press treated FFXIV this week:
7 Jun 2009

Dengeki Interview @ E3 2009

A few days ago we reported on Elmer’s summary of the Japanese media’s coverage of Square Enix’s E3 interviews on Final Fantasy XIV. Today, we can give a more detailed look at what one of those interviews had to say. Most of the answers are things we already know, however it seems that a beta
4 Jun 2009

Japanese Media Covers Final Fantasy XIV at E3

Elmer over at ZAM has written up a summary from three popular Japanese news sources (GameWatch, 4Gamer, Famitsu) who all got the chance to sit down with Hiromichi Tanaka and Nobuaki Komoto after the Square Enix E3 press conference on Wednesday. In the information given, Tanaka mentions that initially, they wanted to add a second
4 Jun 2009

IGN Reveals More Info With Q&A

Yesterday the team over at IGN was able to get in an interview with the team behind Final Fantasy XIV and get some more information about the upcoming game. The interview answers questions about chocobos, music composition, and even things that are hidden in the game’s logo done by Yoshitaka Amano! You can check out
3 Jun 2009

Final Fantasy XIV E3 2009 Q&A

This afternoon during Square Enix’s E3 press conference, there was a Q&A session regarding the newly announced Final Fantasy XIV. Square Enix representatives including the producer of both FFXI and FFXIV, Hiromichi Tanaka, answered questions regarding the new game. It is also worth noting that Michael Christopher Koji Fox was in attendance as a translator.