Ahead of the FFXIV Letter from the Producer Live Part LXVIII, Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida commented on the possibility of some NFT element in the game. During the test stream, he shot down the idea of it being included at this time. He reiterated that they would not be incorporated. However, he did mention he would be willing to talk about the concept of NFTs separately and could see them as an opportunity.
Here is the full statement Yoshida offered on the possibility of NFT elements and FFXIV.
We did notice a lot of reactions, especially from the Western users about the NFTs. Many comments about how you are opposed to NFTs. I do understand that our CEO [Yosuke] Matsuda had commented on the concept of NFT in his New Year’s greetings, in his messaging. There may be a bit of sensitivity, a little bit of nervousness, around the topic.
I did mention it earlier, but based on how FFXIV is designed, we don’t intend on incorporating any NFT element in the game at this point. So if anybody is worried or concerned about it, I can clearly state at this time that we do not have any intentions to incorporate that into the game.
After he confirmed there would be no NFT element in FFXIV, Yoshida expressed his interest in general. He suggested perhaps an interview discussing the concept.
Final Fantasy XIV is available on the PS4, PS5, and PC.