An interview with Final Fantasy XIV Producer Naoki Yoshida and Final Fantasy XI Producer Akihiko Matsui Reveals Yoshida’s Involvement With FFXI. The interview also discusses his first project within Square Enix. However, Matsui reveals that Yoshida was involved in redesigning the installer for FFXI. According to Matsui, when the installer was modified in 2019, they asked Yoshida to review it.
FFXIV‘s Naoki Yoshida helped the FFXI team adjusted the installer to be more accessible to players who were unfamiliar with the game. The interview mentions how the general user base for MMOs has changed and the team made adjustments to the new user base. the FFXI The team has also adjusted the in-game chat functionality based on recommendations from FFXIV Producer Naoki Yoshida. However, Yoshida’s involvement in the more modern incarnation of FFXI don’t stop there.
Yoshida mentions that he and Matsui discussed how they could return to Final Fantasy XI more appealing to gamers. Additionally, Matsui mentions that the FFXI The team is looking to rebuild a close-knit community aspect within the game.
Regarding Yoshida’s first project at Square Enix, he talks about the game he was working on when Square and Enix merged. He talks about the Final Fantasy XI the team’s influence on his project at the time as well as some complications that arose during the development of the title.
Final Fantasy XI is available for PC. Final Fantasy XIV is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.