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Final Fantasy XIV - 16 days ago

Naoki Yoshida shares message ahead of A Realm Reborn's 5th anniversary

Ahead of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's 5th anniversary, producer/director Naoki Yoshida has shared a message via the Final Fantasy XIV 5th anniversary website. You can check it out below. It's been five years since...

Final Fantasy XIV - 2 months ago

Former SOE president reveals likely reason FFXIV won't release on Xbox One or Switch

Ever since Final Fantasy XIV re-launched in 2013, the Final Fantasy XIV team led by producer/director Naoki Yoshida have always wanted to release their game on other consoles, beginning with Xbox 360, Xbox One and most recently Nintendo Switch....

Final Fantasy XIV - 2 months ago

Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter: World collaboration event revealed

The Final Fantasy series for the first time in years has almost nothing going on at E3 this year, but a collaboration event between Final Fantasy XIV and Capcom's Monster Hunter: World was announced however. Announced during Square Enix'...


Final Fantasy XIV - 3 months ago

Yoshida and Keita Amemiya discuss the monsters in Final Fantasy XIV's Ivalice content

In a video interview with IGN, Final Fantasy XIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida and guest creator Keita Amemiya discuss the monsters in Final Fantasy XIV's Ivalice content. Amemiya discusses the challenges of balancing what parts to kee...

Final Fantasy XIV - 3 months ago

Yoshida and Matsuno discuss Ivalice in FFXIV and their admiration of each others games

In a video interview with IGN, Final Fantasy XIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida and guest creator Yasumi Matsuno discuss Ivalice in Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 and their admiration of each other and each other's games. Mats...

Final Fantasy XI - 9 months ago

Yoshida provides update on Final Fantasy XI Mobile

Naoki Yoshida is the head of Square Enix Business Division 5, who are responsible for Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI so Darryl also asked him about the long in development mobile version of Final Fantasy XI. Darryl: Final ...

Final Fantasy XIV - 9 months ago

Yoshida says as long as FFXIV keeps expanding there is not any point in making a new MMORPG

In our continuing coverage of Darryl's interview with Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV and head of Square Enix Business Division 5 we now hear from Yoshida on the current MMORPG situation at Square Enix. Darryl: Do you see a time where Final Fantasy XI will stop,...

Final Fantasy XIV - 9 months ago

Yoshida would direct an offline Final Fantasy game if the company or fans asked him to

Final Fantasy Union's very own Darryl was lucky enough to interview Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV and head of Square Enix Business Division 5. One of the questions he asked was in follow up to a comment Yoshida made in an earlier interview with Polygon. Yoshida...

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT - 10 months ago

Naoki Yoshida reveals what FFXIV characters he'd like to see added to Dissidia

Currently Final Fantasy XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XV all have just one character confirmed for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT so Final Fantasy Union's very own Darryl decided to ask Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV which characters from his game he'd like to see added. He'd...


Final Fantasy XIV - 1 year ago

Noclip's Final Fantasy XIV documentary is now complete

Noclip has released all 3 parts of their indepth documentary of the long saga of Final Fantasy XIV from 1.0 all the way to 4.0. Danny O'Dwyer talks to producer & director Naoki Yoshida and other members of the Final Fantasy XIV team. You can check out all 3 parts below. ...

Final Fantasy XIV - 1 year ago

Naoki Yoshida thinks they'll need at least two more expansions to finish the main story of FFXIV

Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV has revealed it will take at least two more expansions to finish the game's main storyline. Speaking to Kotaku at E3 2017, Yoshida revealed "There's this overarching story, and I've actually set a goal or endpoint for that arc," "That's one...

Final Fantasy XIV - 2 years ago

FFXIV: Stormblood Japanese cover art revealed, Yoshida still wants Xbox and Switch versions

At Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, Square Enix has revealed the Japanese cover art for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. It is designed by known other than Akihiko Yoshida, the game's character designer. You can view it above. In addition, Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of Final...


Final Fantasy XIV - 2 years ago

Naoki Yoshida talks possible Final Fantasy XV event in Final Fantasy XIV

In an interview with 4Gamer.net, Naoki Yoshida the producer & director of Final Fantasy XIV and Head of Square Enix Business Division 5 talked about the possible Final Fantasy XV collaboration event in Final Fantasy XIV. Yoshida confirmed that the event would not simply be costumes from Final Fantasy XV available...

Final Fantasy XIV - 2 years ago

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood launching June 2017

Square Enix has announced at Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2016 in Tokyo, Japan that Final Fantasy XIV's second major expansion, Stormblood is scheduled to be released worldwide on June 20, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC & Mac. Included in the expansion will be a brand new 24 man raid...

Final Fantasy XIV - 2 years ago

Final Fantasy XIV May Still Appear On Xbox One

Despite Final Fantasy XI having a reasonably prominent position on Xbox 360, Microsoft's policies regarding MMORPGs have thus far prevented Final Fantasy XIV from appearing on their flagship console, the Xbox One. However, it has now been revealed that they have opened a line of communication with Square Enix to...


Final Fantasy XIV - 2 years ago

All You Need To Know From Final Fantasy XIV's Letter From The Producer 30

The Final Fantasy XIV development team aired Live Letter XXX today, and producer Naoki Yoshida and Japanese Community Team member Toshio Murouchi treated us to a whole horde of exciting updates. Speaking of hordes, Revenge of the Horde, Patch 3.3, is set to launch on Tuesday June 7th 2016! What better...

Final Fantasy XIV - 3 years ago

More Details On Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 3.1 In Latest Live Letter

As mentioned in one of our previous articles, Final Fantasy XIV: What To Expect In 3.1x, Final Fantasy XIV's director/producer Naoki Yoshida has gone into more detail about what to expect in patch 3.1. See - Final Fantasy XIV: What To Expect In 3.1x P...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

Cannot Use Shareplay For Final Fantasy XV's Episode Duscae

Hajime Tabata has confirmed during his Active Time Report today in London, that fans will be able to shareplay most of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, however, they won't be able to with Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae. Tabata has said that fans will be able to play the game to their...