Naoki Yoshida News

Final Fantasy Union always look to provide the most up to date Final Fantasy news where possible, all with a wonderful little sprinkle of opinion and sass.

Below you will find our news coverage related to Naoki Yoshida, but we also cover a ton of other games. You can find them from the main navigation, should you so wish.


Final Fantasy XIV - 16 days ago

Final Fantasy XIV team look back at five years of the title with Part 1: A Realm Reborn

With Final Fantasy XIV celebrating its 5th anniversary earlier this year since its relaunch in 2013, core members of the Final Fantasy XIV team have discussed the development of the game since the decision to remake it. This includes pro...

Final Fantasy XIV - 1 month ago

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers coming early Summer 2019

Final Fantasy XIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida has announced at Fan Fest 2018 that the third expansion for the MMO will be titled Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers and will launch in early Summer 2019. This expansion will bring a new ...

Final Fantasy XIV - 4 months ago

Final Fantasy XIV surpasses 14 million total players as the game celebrates its 5th anniversary

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV has surpassed 14 million total players worldwide as it celebrates its 5th anniversary since its relaunch in 2013. Producer/director Naoki Yoshida has shared a message in response to this w...


Final Fantasy XIV - 5 months 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 7 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 keep and add in the monsters and how he hopes Yoshida and the Final Fantasy XIV...

Final Fantasy XIV - 7 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. Matsuno also discusses how working on this project was different to others and...

Final Fantasy XI - 1 year 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 Fantasy XI also sits within your Business Division and despite the...


Final Fantasy XIV - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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...