120°
Submitted by Benke 760d ago | interview

Naoki Yoshida on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn | Gamereactor UK interview

Gamereactor asked Naoki a bunch of questions about the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

"At present we have no plans to try the F2P model for ARR. This issue is very prone to becoming a debate over "which is better" but personally I feel that if we are going to continue giving large scale updates In a stable manner then we need to maintain employment stability for the development staff and that the subscription model is most suited to providing the stable income stream required to support that.

F2P and subscription models lend themselves to very different game design philosophies and directions and I want to get the game up and running under the ideal business model. However, personally I do not think that micro transactions are inherently an evil thing and view it objectively as a new type of model where individuals decide on the value they place on individual items or services and whether or not it is worth spending money on them. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PC, PS3)

Abriael  +   760d ago
Did this interviewer seriously ask Yoshida if the game's gonna come out for the PS4?

yay for doing your homework before an interview...
Need4Game  +   760d ago
"we need to maintain employment stability for the development staff and that the subscription model is most suited to providing the stable income stream required to support that"

They likely don't have the money to hire PS4 development team for FFXIV:ARR.

Once FFXIV:ARR get enough money, then they could afford a PS4 development team.
Kamikaze135  +   760d ago
they announced the PS4 version already at E3 and told us it is being released in 2014 along with the dx11 update for the PC version
JAMurida  +   760d ago
... What?
annamalik   760d ago | Spam
greyhaven33  +   760d ago
My excitement for this game is through the roof. Been waiting years for this, so grateful to Yoshida and his team for their efforts making this into a worthy successor to ff xi

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Flywrench - First Play

2m ago - NichBoy and Hex have their sanity tested in the insanely challenging platformer, Flywrench. | PC
30°

The Worms are Back in their New Worms WMD Trailer

3m ago - Hardcore Gamer: Team 17 shows off a new Worms WMD Trailer | PC
Ad

The Xbox One Games You Need to Play in August

Now - A new month has rolled up which means new releases are on the horizon. Microsoft has a fairly good line-up on the way for August, so let’s take a l... | Promoted post
40°

Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni teaser trailer

27m ago - Marvelous has released a teaser trailer for Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni, its upcoming PS Vita actio... | PS Vita
40°

Sword Coast Legends Gets It Right: Gameplay Impressions at PAX 2015

1h ago - GamersNexus: "Sword Coast Legends is a new PC RPG rooted in Dungeons & Dragons ruleset, borrowing... | PC
40°

MMOs - Tactile Wars Review

2h ago - Tactile Wars review with screenshots and videos. A look at themobile strategy game from Ankama (S... | iPhone