Square Enix Announces Pandemic to “Significantly Impact” Final Fantasy 14’s Development

Square Enix Announces Pandemic to “Significantly Impact” Final Fantasy 14’s Development

Square Enix has announced that the current situation has impacted the development schedule for Final Fantasy 14.

Square Enix Announces Pandemic to “Significantly Impact” Final Fantasy 14’s Development

Square Enix chief developer on Final Fantasy 14 has announced that the pandemic has caused the game’s development schedule to be impacted. Producer and director Naoki Yoshida expressed in a statement online, that the MMO’s next big update patch could be delayed by a month due to the current situation.

The pandemic will “significantly impact” the schedule for the game’s progress in terms of development due to a number of reasons. Yoshida shared that the lockdown in cities in East Asia, North America and Europe has caused challenges for delivering graphic assets plus voice recording. Working from home has posed certain limitations for the Tokyo team, meaning both production and quality assurance teams are working “well below normal capacity”.

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The next update was supposed to launch in June but with the delay the release date is now uncertain. Yoshida apologised for the delay but shares the importance of “physical and mental health” for the development team.


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