Final Fantasy 14’s 10-year plan: What the future looks like for Square Enix’s unsinkable MMO

Now that the buzz from the release of Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker has settled down and free trial players can once again check out the critically-acclaimed MMORPG it’s time to start looking ahead to what’s next for the Warrior of Light and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn.

In a recent Live Letter stream, producer and director Naoki Yoshida gave fans an update on what the future of Final Fantasy 14 will look like. Alongside the usual upcoming patch content updates, we also got glimpses of a graphical overhaul in the works and plans to make the game playable solo. After refelcting on what made Endwalker so good, and examining the intricacies of its success, the team is looking forward to the future with enthusiasm and excitement – and that’s great to see.

After a huge surge in player numbers over the last six-ish months, FFXIV is the most popular and successful it’s ever been – so it’s heartening to see the dev’s planning so far ahead already, instead of coasting on its current success. While lesser MMOs may wait until player numbers start falling to make any significant changes, it’s refreshing seeing a team so dedicated to evolving. FFXIV has nothing to prove, but it’s doing it anyway.

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