Triple Triad And Chocobo Racing Are Coming To Final Fantasy XIV

By Ishaan . December 29, 2014 . 2:30pm

As reported in the past, Final Fantasy XIV is getting a Gold Saucer area, where players will be able to hang out and play mini-games, and recently Square Enix shared a few scant details on just what kind of games you’ll be playing.


Among the playable games will be Chocobo Racing (which was present in Final Fantasy VII) and the Triple Triad card game (from Final Fantasy VIII), the development team revealed In a “Letter from the Producer” Q&A. You can find the appropriate quotes below.


Q5: Will additional fees be required in addition to our monthly subscription to access all the content in the Gold Saucer?

A5: No, there will not be. Everything will be handled with in-game currency. We intentionally made it so it wouldn’t get mixed up with things like online casinos, so we can avoid the hurdles of ratings and laws for each country. Players will be able purchase a new type of currency called Manderville Gold Saucer points using gil, but these are untradeable and cannot be sold on the market.


Q7: How many different types of games will there be at the Gold Saucer? Please tell us what we can do there.

A7: We can’t reveal the full amount of details, but there will be things like chocobo racing, Triple Triad, and other mini-games.


Q9: Will we be able to summon our chocobo companion for chocobo racing? If so, will our companion ranks affect the race?

A9: You will have separate chocobos to use in chocobo racing and you won’t be using your companion. Raising chocobos and racing chocobos will be separate.


Q10: Will we be able to compete against other players in Triple Triad?

A10: You’ll be able to play against NPCs and other players too. Make sure to get all the cards! We’re planning to have 80 cards available at launch, with more to come later.


Q11: How can we obtain the Triple Triad cards?

A11: Playing against and defeating NPCs and exchanging the new currency in the Gold Saucer. You’ll also be able to earn rare drops from battle content.


You can find the full Q&A in this forum thread.


Note: Image from Final Fantasy VIII’s version of Triple Triad.

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  • harmonyworld

    will it have the triple triad music?
    It has to have the theme song or else you can’t get into it~ :3

  • RocKM001 .

    Oh gawd Triad. Most addictive mini game FF had ever done. And after hours of trying to play Triad and influencing the area rules I have to also say..


    That is all :D

    • Monterossa

      I hope the players will be able to choose the rules they want. I really hate every special rules.

      • RocKM001 .

        I didn’t really mind most of the rules per se. They added a nice level of strategy that kept you on your feet when playing as opposed to just relying on the same “wall off strategy” on a Basic Open game.

        Random on the other hand was just a bitch. It completely throws away any form of strategy since you can’t pick your cards and all depends on RNGesus will give you an even useable hand or just a collection of 1/1/1/1 cards xD

      • Black Heaven

        Just don’t let the winners take the losers cards, and I won’t mind the other rules. Imagine your hard earned trump cards taken away from you with just one loss.

        They could instead make a bet using gil or more likely the Manderville Gold Saucer (MGS?) points. Winner takes the points of course.

  • Jeremy Noble

    Welp, there goes my money.

  • Tetris

    Returning to ARR, confirmed (to be fair I’m going back for the expansion, but now it’s even MORE confirmed! :))

  • I misread the headline as Final Fantasy XV and got really hype for a second. Kinda sad that I’m wrong, honestly.

    • Kitestwinblades

      I honestly thought the person who mentioned it on the last FFXV article with the npc’s sitting at the table called it lol so close

      There’s always hope for an upgraded version though :D

  • Doctor Nebula

    So glad I’ve finally come back to this game, don’t know how I’ll play much of it though with this semester.

  • This pleases us.

  • Kaihedgie

    No. Why D:

    • Sebastian Lothian

      Because Triple Triad was one of the most popular Final Fantasy mini games.

  • Moogle on Chocobo

    but can you summon me

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    How about a more simplified like the Skystone mini-game in Skylanders: Giants?

  • WeretigerRei

    Was hoping for something like the actual Chocobo Racing PSX game but i guess thats asking too much

  • Kitestwinblades

    After seeing “Two Best Friends” dedicate their playthrough of FFVIII to Triple Triad like 10 minutes in, I couldn’t be any more hype. I love any game that lets you interact with NPCs in some kind of special interactive way.

    Kicking people to battle in Radiata Stories, getting free items with Zelos in Tales of Symphonia, trading Items with NPCs in Dot Hack.
    ( ̄ー ̄) Good times

  • Codex

    Might be enough to drag me back to ff14… Although I don’t know anyone that plays T____T

  • Solace

    I hope there’s a fun and not overly arduous way to make those Manderville Points. I need Setzer’s clothes in my life.

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