Final Fantasy 14’s Naoki Yoshida on the next generation and the challenges of future-proofing MMOs

December 10, 2019
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It’s been six years since the successful relaunch of Final Fantasy 14 and almost an entire generation of consoles has passed in that time. With over 16 Million players and its most recent expansion, Shadowbringers, being critically acclaimed the game has never been in better health, but with a new wave of tech on the horizon, how do aging MMOs stay relevant?

Director and producer Naoki Yoshida is no stranger to being able to turn things around having successfully destroyed the previous disastrous iteration of FF14 and completely remaking it. I was recently able to sit down and talk to him about what’s in store for the next generation, some secrets of development and what the future of MMOs might look like.

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