During the pre-broadcast, before Creator Live’s Final Fantasy XIV Letter, producer and director Naoki Yoshida talked about NFT.
Yoshida-san clearly explained that Final Fantasy XIV does not include NFTs, so fans can rest easy.
Depending on how Final Fantasy XIV is designed, the NFT will not be implemented, although Yoshida-san has mentioned that she is interested in the topic and could talk about it in more depth if she gets to speak in an interview that has nothing to do with XIV.
The introduction of a new business model may have the potential without going in the negative direction, but it must be a game specifically designed to support NFTs.
In the end, Yoshida-san concluded, developers need to make sure the games are fun, and this is an important concept to keep in mind.
It will surely make many people feel better when Yosuke Matsuda, President of Square Enix, expressed his positive view of the NFT concept in his annual New Year’s message.
Coincidentally, today, Square Enix sends Producer Live’s 68th letter, in which Yoshida-san talks about the future of the game over the next ten years. We don’t know yet what kind of details he’ll give and how deep the discussion will go, but it’s going to be interesting.
Of course, you can expect to get the usual full coverage on Twinfinit as soon as the news is shared.
Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PlayStation 4, PS5 and PC. The PS5 update is offered for free to those with the PS4 version. The Endwalker extension was released just a few months ago, and you can read our recent review.
Recently, the game was so successful that Square Enix had to suspend sales to reduce server congestion. Fortunately, they were recently restarted as the server status improved.