‘Final Fantasy XIV’ director discusses the challenges of building an always-online game

From Washington Post: "“Final Fantasy XIV” holds a unique place in modern gaming history. Once considered a catastrophic failure, a second shot three years later at making the game turned fortunes around.

“Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn” is now considered the ultimate success story of how an always-online multiplayer game can recalibrate after high-profile failure. Like a “Snyder’s Cut” for fantasy role-playing games, except with a proven track record of 20 million monthly players, and one of the longest shelf lives of any online video game."

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