During the FFXIV Letter from the Producer Live LXVIII, Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed he has no plans to leave the game. He affirmed his commitment to working on the MMORPG. He also jokingly discussed the only possible situations that would result in him potentially leaving the development team.
Here is Yoshida’s exact statement regarding his plans to continue working on FFXIV.
Me personally, unless the CEO [Yosuke Matsuda] says, “Yoshida, you need to leave…” And even then, I think I’m going to fight him. Or if like the development team, the operations team, want to kick me out. Or if I, God forbid, die. Those are the only extreme cases I would even consider leaving the XIV project. I want to continue working on Final Fantasy XIV. So your continued support will definitely be appreciated.
Ahead of the presentation, Yoshida discussed other thoughts on the game. For example, he mentioned that there are no plans to bring NFT elements into FFXIV. However, he did express interest in them as a business concept.
Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. Letter from the Producer Live LXIX will arrive on March 4, 2022 and discuss the 6.1 update.