Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida took to the official Lodestone website to post his traditional New Year tease.
After talking about how COVID-19 affected development, we catch a glimpse of what we can expect in 2021.
Usually, this kind of message includes cryptic hints to how the story will evolve in the year to come, so you may want to listen closely.
“So, where do we stand? The saga of Shadowbringers concluded in Patch 5.3, and hinted at the next story to come. Ah, but of course we had Patch 5.4, which then flipped the page to the “final chapter in the tale of this star.” Keep a close eye on the team’s progress this year as events build once more to a thrilling and unexpected “ending.” (To the story, not to FFXIV itself!)
Our progeny may never know
Wherefore we look unto the sky,
Nor why we dig for truths below;
We bear their scorn or watch them die.
… I’d barely finished typing this when I had an unannounced visitor─a minstrel, as he introduced himself, on a journey from faraway lands. He placed a note into my hands, and it had this poem written on it:
Who is this “resolute man”? And what’s this about his “progeny” scorning him?
I turned to put these questions to the traveler, but he was gone. Vanished, as if swallowed into a rift between worlds…”
This is not the first tease dropped by Yoshida-san over the past few days. The prolific developer wants to achieve a “leap forward” for Final Fantasy XIV this year.
We already know that Square Enix will host a big event in February, when the new Final Fantasy XIV expansion will likely be revealed.
Recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the advent of Yoshida-san as director and producer, while the Heavensturn event has just begin to celebrate the New Year.