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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 734d ago | interview

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn interview: We took our fanbase for granted.

PCG:Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a complete overhaul of Square Enix’s much maligned MMO, FFXIV – and, by crikey, it needed it. No one is more convinced of this than A Realm Reborn game director Naoki Yoshida, who I’ve conveniently just interviewed using a box which captures changes in light and sound across time, as you will see after the jump. He doesn’t pull his punches: “We took our fanbase for granted,” he says. “We lacked the knowledge of the global standard for MMOs, the knowledge of other titles. We didn’t have the heart, the spirit or the passion to challenge the market.” (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PC, PS3)

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Crystallis  +   734d ago
Love this guy. He has turned what was a mess of a title into probably an outstanding MMO once released.
Toon_Link  +   732d ago
As a Longtime XI fan that was hugely disappointed at the launch of XIV and got into ARR alpha I can say the game is really fun to play now and everything that sucked from the last build has been changed for the better. I hope you give the open beta a try, not sure when that is considering phase 1 of beta starts tomorrow and that's only for the alpha testers, and open beta isn't till phase 4.
Pyrrhus  +   734d ago
Wish Squenix had more individuals like Yoshi, his communication with the community and the efforts of his staff have been enormous in allowing a FFXIV restart to be even plausible.

While we cant really judge how the 'reborn' game will play out, I hope they can sort it out so Square can start promoting a 7-year-in-development game.
Dmd  +   733d ago
It feels like if I am waiting for this game to arrive on the ps3 for a whole decade! I know it wasn't announced this long ago, but it feels this long to me. Anyway, still (impatiently) excited!
Nevers  +   733d ago
Right there with you.
Drithe  +   733d ago
With this and PSO2 coming out for Vita in the US(Hopefully), I wont be getting a ps4 anytime soon.

End of Line.
Drithe  +   733d ago
Not to mention Diablo 3.
zugdar  +   733d ago
He seems genuine. To bad too much damage may have already been done. I won't play it again but hope it has a home for others.
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tweet75  +   733d ago
sony should make it a free to play game offer 3 free months of online play to show players how good it is
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XiaoSet  +   733d ago
Sony..
deanobi  +   733d ago
Square Enix as far as I'm concerned is finished. None of their games have impressed me since the PS2. They've completely lost their touch.

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