Square Enix CEO Comments on Final Fantasy XIV’s Flawed Release
- September 27th, 2011
- By MogKnight
We all know that Final Fantasy XIV had a flawed release back in 2010. With the horrid UI speed, terrible command lag, tons of bugs and other issues, Final Fantasy XIV has been panned by many and even completely forgotten. Yoichi Wada acknowledges this, stating that “The Final Fantasy Brand has been greatly damaged” by Final Fantasy XIV.
Those are some very harsh words.
Throughout the year, Final Fantasy XIV has gone through several revamps and updates. The entire development team was reassigned and they have been trying their best efforts into bringing the game back to the standards that they wanted to do since the release of the game. Originally scheduled to be released on Playstation 3 earlier this year, Final Fantasy XIV was simply not ready to be released in the form that it was in. Square Enix even completely dropped the subscription payments since they feel that the customers should not be paying for what they deem as an inferior product.
Of course, worries stemmed across the board when Dragon Quest X was stated to be online only. When asked if the Dragon Quest series will be all online at this point, he stated that the games will come in different varieties with online and offline.
Nothing to worry about for you Dragon Quest fans. As for Final Fantasy, XIV did take a big hit and left a sour taste in a lot of people’s mouths. Will people be willing to come back to Final Fantasy XIV? Personally, I’ve logged a few hours in myself but it remains to be seen if the game will go from “unplayable” to “amazing.” That’s the huge problem: “playable” is not acceptable any more. Final Fantasy XIV is in a playable form but it will need to go leaps and bounds before it will be amazing and people will start paying attention to it again.