Final Fantasy 14 director and producer Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that he and the team have no intention of incorporating NFT into the MMO. What Final Fantasy 14 will get, however, is a visual upgrade and the return of the free trial.
As reported by Fanbytes, Yoshida spoke through Square Enix’s interpreter Aimi Tokutake and said that, based on how FF14 was designed, he and the team have no plans to try NFT in it.
“Based on the way Final Fantasy XIV designed. to incorporate that into the game. “
Yoshida also commented on Controversial letter from Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda that boils down to the company’s growing focus on NFTs, blockchain games, and the metaverse.
“We’ve seen a lot of reaction, especially from the West [audience] about NFTs, many comments on how [they’re] as opposed to NFTs,” said Yoshida. “I understand our CEO [Yosuke] Matsuda commented on the concept of NFTs in his New Year’s message, and can be a bit sensitive and nervous around the subject. “
Yoshida went on to say that he’s not entirely opposed to the idea of NFT space exploration, just in Final Fantasy 14.
“I would love to have the opportunity to talk about NFTs in an interview that is completely unrelated to FFXIV, because it is an opportunity for a new business model,” said Yoshida. is what makes the concept of video games a little more interesting. That said, we will need a specific game design that fits the concept of NFT. “
Final Fantasy 14 will soon get a visual upgrade and return to a free trial
Although Final Fantasy 14 won’t get the NFT, it will Its first big picture upgrade in Patch 7.0 and beyond.
Yoshida shared that the team wanted to tackle the “big picture” of Final Fantasy 14. While the “new graphics won’t be comparable to indie titles,” there will be meaningful updates for the game. texture, light and shadow.
There will be a bit of a wait until Patch 7.0, however, as Patch 6.1 is currently scheduled for April 2022.
What players won’t have to wait long will be the return of the free trial on February 22, 2022. Following the release of Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker, Square Enix has paused game sales and stopped creating free trial accounts to help reduce server load which is a large server queue. This week, they will be back.
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https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-14-will-not-get-nfts-but-it-will-get-a-visual-upgrade-and-a-free-trial-again Final Fantasy 14 won’t get NFT, but will get visual upgrades and free retry