As most players will know, Final Fantasy 14 it was a big disaster at the time of its release. Square Enix even had to publicly apologize for the state of the game and decided to recreate the work from scratch, entrusting the project to Naoki Yoshida. The director gave birth to “A Realm Reborn” which gained critical and public acclaim. Now, Yoshida explains that all of this was possible thanks to World of Warcraft.
Interviewed by PCGamesN, Yoshida said: “If it hadn’t been there World of Warcraft – whom we consider a great ‘mentor’ and deeply respect – the remarkable rehabilitation of Final Fantasy 14 would not have been possible. The original FFXIV was an unprecedented failure and I was given the duty to save the project. When you take control of a failed project and have to raise it up, I don’t think you have a way to create the kind of game you want to create in your head. But I was playing World of Warcraft and I used that game as a subject of study. ”
He goes on to explain that: “I explained what I learned to the various teams and all together we used that knowledge in development. We didn’t have the luxury of putting in what we liked or didn’t like. What I really wanted from the game was to make it a more based MMORPG. on history. From this point of view there was a great influence on the part of Final Fantasy 11, but considering that it is a game of the Final Fantasy saga, a strong narration was of course a must. This decision was not related to my personal taste, but to the fact that it is a Final Fantasy game. ”
It therefore seems that World of Warcraft was indirectly the savior of Final Fantasy 14 A Real Reborn. Always talking aboutMMORPG by Square Enix, we point out that some musicians have made a great tribute for the return of Masayoshi Soken.