Monthly Archives: March 2014

Final Fantasy producer says subscriptions still make or break MMO’s

A Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn producer said developers switch over to free-to-play for a “quick buck.”

Square Enix believes that a subscription model is a better long term solution than free-to-play for supporting a massively multiplayer online games like Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn.

“A lot of games look at the first two months of subscription numbers, think that’s not going to be a feasible business, and switch over to free-to-play,” producer on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Naoki Yoshida told GamesIndustry International. “I don’t think it’s necessarily because free-to-play is a better form, though. It’s more about people making a rash decision to switch over and chase a quick buck.”

Yoshida explained that subscription-based route provides a stable flow of income that allows Square Enix to keep good developers on staff, who can update the game and make it better. He added that players might not like paying for subscriptions, but that with free-to-play, developers need to design content with potential revenue sources in mind. “It brings up a question of who we’re making happy in the end,” Yoshida said.

Final Fantasy XV Can be a Top Priority With regard to Square Enix And is Far Into Development.

The finish of the 8 yr development of Final Fantasy XV may very well be closer than we think according to Square Enix maker Yoshinori Kitase.

Within a recent interview, Kitase mentioned that they believes the next installment with the Final Fantasy series is reasonably far into their development and guarantees fans that it is one of the company’s top focal points.

“We can’t give an excessive amount information but certainly considering Final Fantasy XV, it may not be as if it really is in competition along with Kingdom Hearts 3 with regard to resources or anything that adheres to that, ” stated Kitase. With that being said though, Kitase mentioned that it doesn’t mean Kingdom Hearts 3 is receiving any less consideration either.

Kitase also mentioned how the game would nevertheless be within the Fabula Nova Crystallis mythology despite no longer carrying the Final Fantasy XIII title.

“Even though it may not be necessarily the exact same universe or a similar game, they’re all connected and underpinned through the backdrop of that will legend, ” continuing Kitase. “Now it’s moved on – obviously the particular title’s been modified to Final Fantasy XV – however that hasn’t actually changed. ”

Still no word on when we will actually become seeing this beauty, but hopefully any release date statement for Final Fantasy XV will come eventually.

Beast Tribe Quest Preview Patch 2.2

With adventurers having made diplomatic inroads with peace-loving factions of the Amalj’aa and sylph tribes, patch 2.2 will give players a closer look into the inner workings of Sahagin and kobold society.

Beast Tribe Vendors
Complete beast tribe quests and raise your reputation, and you will be able to purchase various items from the kobold and Sahagin vendors.