Watch Naoki Yoshida’s Talk About How His Team Saved Final Fantasy XIV

By Ishaan . May 23, 2014 . 12:31pm

You may recall that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida gave a talk at GDC this year, about how he and his team revived the game after the original version failed to take off. This talk is now available for free viewing.


Titled “Behind the Realm Reborn,” the talk can be viewed at the GDC Vault. The talk is in English and is an hour in length.

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  • MaximDualBlade

    wow XD may want to change the title XD It reads like the guy is not humble at all XD

    • CptPokerface

      If I were a part of a team that turned ” unplayable, horrible FFXIV” into ” FFXIV, one of the best mmos out there right now”, I’d pretty much say the same thing lol.

    • d19xx

      It’s well deserved. They did clean up a train-wreck….

    • Wake

      Better yet.

      Watch Naoki Yoshida’s Talk About How His Team Saved Final Fantasy XIV

    • xkumo


      • RawrWata


    • ネオフォトン ~ Neo

      To be fair, they kinda did turn that trainwreck of a title and turned it into one of the best outings Square’s put out as of recent years. Considering how much money was invested into the game, there was a lot on the line.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      Did you play FFXIV when it was released? It was incredibly poor and borderline unplayable (Except for the soundtrack which is amazing). They basically created a new game considering how much they remade.

    • Tarkovsky

      I agree.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Three “XD”s?

    • I wouldn’t be humble at all if I saved the &^%$#’n company XD

      I’d wear Squall’s black jacket, pop the collar and when someone from the company asks “what it was like to create a gem out of such trash (sans soundtrack)” I’d be answering like:

      “Whatever.” :P

  • Kari

    There’s so many articles of the sane thing… this subject is getting old

  • SohoX

    They should have just boosted Yoshi’s mic for the recording and put in subtitles.

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