Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda has many players gasping for breath when he talks about adding NFTs to Square Enix games, saying the publisher is “looking at the possibility of issuing our own token in the future” despite the fact that On, as he puts it, “some people who ‘have fun’ and currently make up the majority of players have reservations about these new trends”.
Final Fantasy 14 players in particular have been holding their breath waiting to be announced that their beloved MMO will be forced to include something as ugly as a Worms NFT, or potentially intrusive like a Stalker 2 NFT. Well, for those of you having fun, here’s some good news: Game Director Naoki “Yoshi P” Yoshida has confirmed that FF14 won’t have NFTs.
in the latest Letter to Producer LiveYoshida said through translator Aimi Tokutake, “Based on the way FF14 was designed, we currently don’t plan to include any kind of NFT elements in the game, so if anyone is concerned or worried about it, I can make it clear that we don’t have any plans to include it Time to incorporate into the game.” If this is not clear enough due to “at this time,” Yoshida clarifies“We will not include NFTs in [Final Fantasy] 14.”
It was also announced during the livestream that the free trial version of FF14 will resume on February 22. Previously, due to server instability following the launch of the Endwalker expansion, free trial registrations have been suspended.
In addition, the graphics update that came with version 7.0 was shown. Characters will get higher-resolution hair, skin, gear, and more with improved shaders, although their overall appearance will change as little as possible. Environments and dungeons will also get higher-resolution textures, though they’ll align with current aesthetics rather than targeting photorealism. It’s still a work in progress, and the overhaul has only been tested for a month, but here are some samples on display.