Yoshi-P Interview Answers Questions About XIV's Future, Design Decisions And More
No. Ultimates are still not created to be accessible.
Now that Endwalker has been out for a while and we’ve seen a few post-expansion updates, Yoshi-P is prepared to answer some questions – in the most Yoshi-P way ever. The Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director sat down with the PlayStation blog and answered a few of their questions about the game. It wasn't a big interview, only five questions. But, it did touch on a few topics players are likely to be interested in – ranging from whether or not the Warrior of Light deserves rest (apparently not) to the development of the Dragonsong's Reprise Ultimate. If you’re hoping they'll become more accessible to players who don't like punishing themselves, you may want to stop.
Ultimates aside, Yoshi-P does want to make most of the game as accessible as possible to players of all types. That apparently means making it a fairly solo-able experience – not that it wasn't before. We already know some of the moves they're making to achieve this, like adding the Trust/Duty Support system to earlier content. In the end, the goal is to make players feel less intimidated by the MMORPG part, and if all they do is the story, it's good.
The interview also addresses the lore aspects of the new Myths of the Realm alliance raid. No. He's not dropping any spoilers. He does however state that some of those theories that are floating around are pretty close to the mark. He also said we shouldn't worry about our chosen patron deity having any impact on the raid. It doesn't work that way.
Another topic they spoke about was the upcoming graphics upgrade. While they obviously want things to look better, they also want players to not feel like their long-loved character has changed in some absurd way. Because of that, there's been a lot of work on the back-end in order to find just the right thing.
As mentioned above, the full interview can be found on the PlayStation blog. So, hit it up if you'd like to see it in its entirety.
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