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Yoshi-P Talks About the New Content in Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.4

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In a recent interview with Famitsu, Naoki “Yoshi-P” Yoshida, producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV, talked about some of the new content included in the upcoming patch 6.4. He wants players to think about the meaning of the The Dark Throne in Japanese. He also talked about the new Pandaemonium: Anabaseios raids and the new variant and criterion dungeon Mount Rokkon. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

Patch 6.4 of Final Fantasy XIV is titled The Dark Throne in English, and its Japanese title roughly translates to “The Throne of the Offender” or “Throne of the Criminal.” Yoshi-P said that he wants people to imagine what the “Throne” in the title references to, as well as who the “offender” in the Japanese title might be.

The main story of the 6.X series of patches and the Pandaemonium raids are entering its climax with Patch 6.4. Pandaemonium: Anabaseios is the new series of 8-player raids that will be introduced with 6.4. Yoshi-P apologized for the mistakes in balance made for the previous Pandaemonium: Abyssos raids, particularly for the last level of its Savage version. He also added that the clear rate for this series of raids has been increasing steadily since the 4.X patches, and since raising item level.

Yoshi-P also talked about Mount Rokkon, the new variant and criterion dungeon being introduced in Patch 6.4. Yoshida said that about four different themes for the new variant dungeon were proposed during the planning stage. However, since there wasn’t a lot of Japanese-style content in Patch 6.4 and considering some of the future content being developed for Final Fantasy XIV, they decided to go with a more “Eastern” theme for the new variant dungeon. NPCs will also be able to accompany the player to Mount Rokkon.

Final Fantasy XIV is immediately available for PS4, PS5, and Windows PC. Patch 6.4, titled The Dark Throne, will arrive on late May 2023, with Patch 6.45 coming some time after.

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