Final Fantasy XIV Producer Naoki Yoshida, also known as Yoshi-P, now has an asteroid named after him. A Final Fantasy XIV fan posted on Reddit, informing users on the board that they had the opportunity to name an asteroid. The name they picked was none other than YoshidaNaoki. The user also posted a GIF of the asteroid in orbit, alongside proof that they did in fact name an asteroid after Final Fantasy XIV Producer Yoshi-P. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
Users in the thread mention that the name seems appropriate given the events leading up to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and the general lore surrounding the game. Fans can check the orbit of the asteroid through NASA’s website.
In an interview with Famitsu in March 2021, Yoshida shared his thoughts on the future of Final Fantasy XIV. He revealed that there was a feeling of catharsis for him once Endwalker was released. Alongside that, he stated that it was an emotional experience for him. The reason mentioned is the nature of Final Fantasy XIV being an MMORPG, and that players inhabit the world and have created their own individual experiences.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.1 will see the beginning of a new chapter for the Warrior of Light according to Yoshida. This includes the introduction of new characters and new plot threads. The patch will also introduce new raids and content for players to experience.
Final Fantasy XIV is immediately available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.