Final Fantasy XIV Producer Answers Questions (Sys. Requirements, PS3 Version Etc.)

By Ishaan . September 14, 2012 . 1:40pm


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer, Naoki Yoshida, held a live Letter from the Producer Q&A session on YouTube earlier today, where he answered all sorts of questions from inquisitive fans. You can read a transcript of it at this link. Below are some of the more interesting issues addressed:


Q: Are there any plans to increase the level cap? If so, when?

A: At the launch of A Realm Reborn, the level cap will still be 50. We have not yet decided on the exact timing to raise the cap.


Q: Can you tell us the minimum and recommended specs for the PC version of A Realm Reborn?

A: We’ve announced the specs on the alpha test recruitment page, but these specs are mainly for the alpha version, and we are currently thinking about what kind of line to draw for the minimum specs post-alpha. The game will run on specs much lower than you’re expecting, but please hang in there a bit more for the post-alpha specs.


Q: Can we see the PS3 version…?

A: We’ll be releasing the initial information around mid-October. I believe we’ll have screenshots first, but please hang in there! The actual video is pretty (while looking at the Windows version screen), but the quality is a bit messed up in the broadcast.


Q: When will the A Realm Reborn benchmark be released?

A: We’re planning to release multiple benchmarks. Also, we’re planning to release a character creation benchmark, and you can create the character of your liking. Additionally, we’re considering making it so you can carry that character over to A Realm Reborn.


Q: I saw some new artwork… What is this (artwork for the upcoming housing system)?

A: With the new housing system, there are multiple themes such as “wilderness,” “sea,” and “forest.” Players will purchase the land and also the right to own a house. Once you build a house, players will be able to create their unique house by selecting from a list of parts. Also, players will be able to place furniture created by Disciples of the Hand and build a chocobo farm in their yard.


The housing system will have updates dedicated specifically to housing. I’m sure players will really enjoy the housing system. Additionally, objects within the house can be placed via drag & drop (including the PS3 version).

Lastly, there are plans to implement huge spaces of land that cost a fortune!


Q: Are there any plans to have a second job for each class? For example, gladiator > dark knight.

A: The Battle Team responded that if they have the time they will do it. Currently they are working full force for the A Realm Reborn battle system, so once they finish that up they’ll take a look into it.


Again, you can read a temporary transcript here. Once Square Enix have edited their recording of the Q&A session, they will delete the temporary transcript and share the full Q&A subtitled in English.

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  • Just Tim

    I’d be ultra-pissed if the specs benchmark are similar to Crysis!

  • Interesting interview. I’m excited for Mid-October when I can see the PS3 version of the game. However, until then I’ll just be waiting patiently to see what comes of this. 

  • Lightthrower

    I have a question I didn’t see answered anywhere. Will our previous FF14 copy work for A Realm Reborn? I sure hope so o_O

    • Embryon

      Yes, it will. You’ll just have to download the new client when it’s released.

  • Hopefully they’ll accept my alpha test application.

  • Arrei



    • CirnoLakes

      I’m glad to know I’m not the only person who goes nuts over things like housing.

  • leadintea

    The housing system sounds pretty nifty. I’d love to have a little beach house by the sea.

  • Sounding good =)

  • OMG, OMG, OMG. I love you, Square Enix. *is soooo excited about the idea of a character creation benchmark* I see myself playing with that…. FOREVER.

    >.> I liked the FFXIV character creation when I played the OB before the launch. I can’t wait to see what changes~ (besides the missing sexes). I really wished that Square would make a patch to change FFXI’s character creation (and give all the current accounts a free make-over ticket per character they own) so that everyone won’t look the same after playing with FFXIV’s character creator.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I am damn hyped hyped about this game here.^_^ It is really nice from SE there overturning the whole disaster from the first release there.^_^

    Naoki Yoshida deserves more credit there for making a game that look good there from a disaster.^_^

  • Suicunesol

    Is the screenshot at the top an image of regular FF14, or is it a Realm Reborn screenshot?

    • Talbot

      I would think it’s a Realm Reborn screenshot, because it looks considerably better than anything I’ve seen from FFXIV 1.0. Plus, there’s not much use in putting up a regular FFXIV screenshot.

      • Suicunesol

        Thanks. ( But it’s not the first time Siliconera has put up a screenshot from an older game in an article about a newer one.)

    • Crevox

      It’s from realm reborn

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    I stopped reading at: “Character creation benchmark”. Gimme~.

  • Setsu Oh

    so the psthree vers. is  confirmed . now for the subscription system ? is there one? still horribly high per month? or does square embrace the future and takes risks and go the guild wars route?

    • Heavenly_King

      Hopefully like Guild wars 2.   If it is like that, my brother and I will buy a copy so we can play together :D

      • Setsu Oh

         i would buy it day one if they did, but they have that buck hunger…..

  • Well, guess I can drop my dcuo subscription for this.

    • Heavenly_King

       DCUO is free to play.

      • Hybrid subscription model, actually.

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