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Yoko Taro asked Naoki Yoshida if he was trying to end Final Fantasy in response to their collab

Yoko Taro asked Naoki Yoshida if he was trying to end Final Fantasy in response to their collab

Written by Brayden — 29 May 2019

In an interview with PlayStation Blog, Final Fantasy XIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida has revealed Nier series director Yoko Taro's response to the idea of him writing a Nier Automata event in Final Fantasy XIV.

“Are you for real?! Are you trying to end Final Fantasy? But it sounds very interesting, so I’d love to do it.”

Taro of course said this while laughing and is known for his dark humour.

Yoshida also talked about what he wanted the Final Fantasy XIV development team to keep in mind while working on the upcoming expansion Shadowbringers.

“Heavensward was our first expansion, in Stormblood we went to the Far East, and now in Shadowbringers we’re going to a completely new world to save that realm. One rule was we didn’t want any extreme humor or gags. Of course, we didn’t want to completely eliminate it, but we didn’t want anything that was extremely humorous.

“In terms of direction that I gave to all the teams, including the battle team, people that work on cutscenes, people who work on the lighting… we have these characters we’ve been with since A Realm Reborn — the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. We’re going to be delving deeply into their backgrounds and motivations, so we wanted to make sure they’re depicted in an appealing way, that there’s some charm to wanting to find out what these Scions are and what they’re thinking, so we wanted to make sure their emotions are tied into the gameplay experience.”


You can read the rest of his interview here.