It’s the new year around the world, and Final Fantasy XI producer Akihiko Matsui has rung in the new year with a letter to players all over the world. Matsui notes the challenges of development in 2020 and the shift to working from home, but notes with no small amount of pride the amount of work that the team was still able to accomplish including kicking off the Voracious Resurgence arc and the updates to Odyssey and Ambuscade through the year.
And moving forward? Well, plans are in place for the Voracious Resurgence content to continue as the game approaches its 20-year anniversary, so more of that is planned for the year. In addition, Matsui states that the team is looking into additional growth options for all jobs as well as further item storage solutions, proving once again that Square-Enix has a very different definition of “maintenance mode” than nearly anyone else. Not to mention that there is a New Year’s event running in the game right now, if you need any additional reasons to be excited for the game.