What Do Players Like Most About Final Fantasy XIV?

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Square Enix are preparing to kick off promotions for Final Fantasy XIV version 2.0, producer, Naoki Yoshida, reports in his periodical “Letter from the Producer” column. The game’s public reveal will begin at E3 this year, following which, Square will put up a new website for the game, featuring world lore, characters, system and content updates.


Yoshida says that a new trailer for version 2.0 was going to be shown at E3 this year, but that they’ve decided to keep it under wraps for now, even though the trailer is complete. Yoshida says that this is because they’d rather release a flood of information on the game all at once, rather than a slow trickle.


Yoshida then goes on to reveal the results of a player poll Square recently conducted. The poll asked questions such as which classes players prefer, how long they spend playing the game, what they like about it and so on. That last one in particular is interesting. Here’s how players responded to it:


The promise of version 2.0 won the poll for what players like best about Final Fantasy XIV, followed closely by the quality of the game’s characters. In light of this, Yoshida took the opportunity to remind readers that the development team are producing version 2.0 with the idea of making it “more FF-y” as its theme.


Finally, prior to version 2.0’s release, a few more patches are expected for the current version of Final Fantasy XIV. Patch 1.22b is scheduled for release in early June. Yoshida promises a lot of content for the patch and says that a third patch, 1.22c, will be the final patch in the 1.22 series. In the meantime, the team is also at work on content for patch 1.23.

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.