At the 40th Golden Joystick Awards, FFXIV won the Best Game Community category. Yoshi-P also recorded a video message in regards to this event. Rather than a panel of judges picking out the winners, people got to vote for their favorite games. This means that Final Fantasy XIV won this prize based off of users’ opinions. [Thanks, Umadori!]
Yoshi-P’s video message has English subtitles on it so international fans can understand it. He states that this might be the proudest award he has received because of the nature of the game. As an MMORPG, it means that a lot of people sincerely enjoy playing it and being part of the community. He also notes that Final Fantasy XIV has a lot of events (both in-game and in real life) coming up for its 10th anniversary.
You can watch the video message here:
Yoshi-P has a message for our Warriors of Light around the globe!
— FINAL FANTASY XIV (@FF_XIV_EN) November 22, 2022
Other games aside from FFXIV in the Best Game Community category for the Golden Joystick Awards are Dreams, GRID Legends, No Man’s Sky, Splatoon 3, and Warframe. 31% of the public voted for Final Fantasy XIV, with No Man’s Sky coming in at second place (21%). The third place winner is Warframe, with 20% of the votes.
Final Fantasy XIV is immediately available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC. There is a Free Login Campaign underway for returning players with over 30 days of inactivity. This campaign will last until December 16, 2022.