Final Fantasy XIV Will Allow Same-Sex Marriage After All

Talk about a realm reborn! Fans of Final Fantasy XIV who were upset about the game's controversial decision to exclude gay marriage need not worry any longer. Director and producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed the change during one of its live-streamed E3 developer talks that the game will introduce same-sex relationships… » 6/10/14 5:35pm 6/10/14 5:35pm

Final Fantasy XIV's Director Had a Terrible Experience With MMOs

This week in his semi-weekly column in Weekly Famitsu, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer and director Naoki Yoshida recounted his earliest experiences with massively multiplayer online gaming. » 4/03/14 8:00am 4/03/14 8:00am

More 2014 Resolutions From Japanese Game Developers

Here's What Some Developers Think Of the PlayStation 4

Those who have had a chance to play around with Sony's latest console, the PS4, have been sharing their experiences and what they think about Sony's latest big black box with those of us who have not. But what about the developers? Those who are involved in making the software for us to enjoy — What do they think? » 9/05/13 8:00am 9/05/13 8:00am

Producer Moved To Tears Over Launch Of Reborn Final Fantasy XIV

During the Tokyo launch event for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, game producer Naoki Yoshida fought (and lost) a constant battle against tears as he thanked fans for their patience, apologized for server issues and looked back on three years of re-developing a failed game. » 8/27/13 12:00pm 8/27/13 12:00pm

Top Final Fantasy XIV Makers Booted In Wake of Crappy Game

Online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV is a bit of a mess. Critics aren't thrilled, players aren't thrilled. Heck, even Square Enix isn't thrilled. Know what that means? Heads will roll. And they have. » 12/10/10 3:00am 12/10/10 3:00am