The release date of Endwalker comes ever closer, and that means Final Fantasy XIV fans are eager for every scrap of information available about the game… even if it comes in a terrible forced-slideshow presentation. A new interview with director and producer Naoki Yoshida on Inverse is unfortunately in just such a format, but it also features the man guiding the game looking back over the past eight years of operation and looking ahead to the future of development moving forward from the big conclusion at the end of the upcoming expansion. And it’s been quite a ride, as Yoshida recalls:
During that first keynote address [for Heavensward], my legs trembled under the jubilant cheers from the crowd. I became so nervous that I started to race through the presentation.
If you’ve decided to head back to catch up on Final Fantasy XI while you wait for the expansion, you’ve still got something new to take care of starting on September 7th. More accurately, you’ve got a new incarnation of an old event, as the Buffalo Blitz starts up again to give players a shot at various rewards for successful buffalo wrangling.