If you were previously in a state of disillusion over the whole Final Fantasy XIV affair, we finally have a piece of good news for you to look forward to. Square-Enix has hinted that in their upcoming 2.0 revamp to the game, they will be adding a new feature to the game which should make Final Fantasy veterans very happy.
That feature we’re talking about is adding locations from previous Final Fantasy games into the Final Fantasy XIV universe. It sounds pretty adventurous, but considering the huge scope potential that a MMO game like FFXIV has, it isn’t impossible according to Square Enix.
Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director for the game has spoken about this idea in an internal interview he gave which has been published on the official Square-Enix blog. He hints that Final Fantasy XIV players have already seen the crystal tower from Final Fantasy III, but reveals that he has plans to add even more locations in the future.
Here is a snippet of his interivew, as noted over at Siliconera: “Because Final Fantasy XIV is an MMO, it’s a great opportunity for players to feel and experience the Final Fantasy universe 365 days a year. I really want to make the most out of the franchise’s history. Not many other games have this incredible history, so I’d like to put as much of that as possible in this game. Not only by using ideas, objects and locations from older Final Fantasy games, but also by adding new things to the universe. I have a lot of plans, so please look forward to finding out what I have in mind.”
That alone shows us that they are indeed serious about the new Final Fantasy XIV 2.0 refresh, and this looks like a great feature to put in the game. Imagine being able to hop on an airship and revisit Midgar or Wall Market from Final Fantasy VII – how nostalgic would that be for gamers. Hopefully we’ll hear more information on this particular aspect of the 2.0 update, as we’re sure many of you are getting excited once again thinking of the possibilities.
If you played Final Fantasy XIV when it first launched, do you think it is fair to label the game as ‘a disaster’ as some people have said? How optimistic are you that Square Enix will put things right in the 2.0 update?