E3 2009 Exclusive News! Uematsu Confirmed For Final Fantasy XIV's Full Score

While Square Enix's initial FFXIV press release listed series veteran Nobuo Uematsu as the title's composer, many on the floor believed this to mean that he would be contributing a few themes to the game, similar to what was done for Final Fantasy X and XI. However, a member of the FFXIV confirmed that at this time, Uematsu is set to write the entire soundtrack. While he's not back under the Square Enix roof, this is the first time he'll score a FF soundtrack single-handedly since FFIX.


Note: Uematsu's involvement was announced in the first press release that SQEX sent out about FFXIV, but it was assumed by most he was writing a few tracks for the game. This is confirmation from a member of the team that he's in fact scoring the entire game.

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Immortal Kaim3424d ago

Greatest game composer of all time. That is fantastic news, his scores are always memorable.

Lucreto3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

I love his music. I have a playlist of all the Final Fantasy music on my MP3. I have some Black Mages as well.

iamtehpwn3424d ago

Anyone remember what this man did for VII and X?

Bonsai12143424d ago

i wouldn't expect a completely sweeping orchestral score, since it is an MMO. though by an environment by environment basis, i'll bet the area music will be amazing.

Rainstorm813424d ago

Nobuo Uematsu is a great game composer the FFVII AC remixes are amazing. but so is all his work

Bnet3433424d ago

Why wasn't this added to the PS3 channel?

rob60213424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

This is the best news so far, I thought he was done working with SE; guess not. I played FFXI and he did most of the more memorable tracks in that game. Been following this project for some time and was worried it might come out lackluster without Nobuo doing the score, kind of a shocker to see his name listed as composer. I have a feeling ff13 will flop critically but this game will step in and save the day for the series.

The guys single handedly responsible for making Final Fantasy popular and what it is today, I don't think a lot of people realize how important a great soundtrack is to making a great memorable game.

AAACE53424d ago

Thanks! I never even thought to do that! I am going to start looking for some of the FF music and put it on my Mp3 (Zune) as well, because I have always been a sucker for the japanese videogame music.

Hell, just hearing the battle music they play during the fight scenes for FFXIII lets me know I will be hooked on playing that game!

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Vicophine3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

This was already known if you would've checked their site.

Nonetheless, w00t! Him and whoever it was (can't remember) who did MGS4's OST are the greatest! :)

EDIT: YES! that's the man, great composer there! Thanks!

gon2alito3424d ago

Nobuko Toda, Norihiko Hibino, and even the great Ennio Morricone worked in MGS4.

Arcubalis3424d ago

Uematsu was listed as the composer on both the website and in the initial press release, but most figured he was just creating a few songs for the game. The fact that he's scoring the ENTIRE game came from a team member, so this isn't a duplicate story.

MajesticBeast3424d ago

so the mistwalker love is over?

Xwow20083424d ago

not working for mistwalker nether SE, he can be hire by any company.

MajesticBeast3424d ago

didnt know that thought he only worked with mistwalker.

Reibooi3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

Uematsu formed his own studio named Smile Please! in which he allows himself to work on a contract bases allowing work to be done with both square and Mistwalker as well as independent work and anyone else that would like to hire him for their projects.

On topic this is great news. Uematsu did have a few tracks that he did compose for Final Fantasy XI and they were the best pieces of the soundtrack however the majority of the Final Fantasy XI soundtrack was not Uematsu's work. Which is not to say it was not still beautifully done but it just isn't the same without Uematsu's music.

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