Final Fantasy XI Director Discusses Server Replacement, Windows 11 Support, We Are Vana’Diel
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Final Fantasy XI Director Discusses Server Replacement, Windows 11 Support, We Are Vana’Diel

Final Fantasy XI Producer and Director Yoji Fujito discussed the state of the game, including its server replacements, Windows 11 support, and the ongoing existence of the We Are Vana’diel site as a repository of information. The 2024 New Year’s letter also went over plans in and out of the MMORPG for the next year.

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First, Fujito brought up the Final Fantasy XI server replacement and Windows 11 support as part of efforts to ensure stability and compatibility. He noted that in the case of both, there is “steady progress.” There was no update on when either project will be finished. 

After that, he noted that We Are Vana’diel will not only remain online, but it will get more updates about the development of Final Fantasy XI. Specifically, more interviews were confirmed. However, he also noted it will also offer “oral histories” for the game.

As for the future of the game, Fujito noted that there won’t be as many updates in 2024 and the goal is longterm maintenance now. No shutdown was mentioned, with the director and producer stating, “Compared to the past, when we released new content every year, there will not be as many updates to look forward to, but we will properly maintain the game and ensure that you can continue to enjoy FFXI for a long time to come.” The Final Fantasy XIV Echoes of Vana’diel Final Fantasy XI raid is also in development. There will also be more supplemental elements, and he cited the February 17, 2024 dramatic reading as one such project. 

The update also noted that there are some in-game New Year’s events going on. Until January 15, 2024, an event is on involving Dragatama in places like Batallia Downs, East and West Ronfaure, East and West Sarutabaruta, Eastern and Western Altepa Desert, North and South Gustaberg, and Qufim Island. There will also be Moogles at Bastok Mines (H-9), Northern San d’Oria (D-8), and Windurst Waters (G-10) selling items. You can get the Ake-Ome Spirit from Ake or Ome at Northern San d’Oria (L-8), Port Bastok (K-12), and Port Windurst (M-4) as well. 

Final Fantasy XI is available on PCs.

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