The producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV, Naoki Yoshida, has assured that “at this moment” has no plans to implement NFTS in the popular MMORPG of Square Enix.
This statement has occurred during the last official stream, in which Yoshida has spoken of the fashion of the NFTs in video games, and also on the possible introduction of Blockchain technology in the game.
“Based on how Fantasy 14 is designed, we do not intend to incorporate any kind of NFT element into the game at this time.”
“If someone is worried about it, I can clearly affirm at this time that we have no intention of incorporating that in the game.”
Perhaps it is a reassuring message necessary after Square Enix president, Yosuke Matsuda, published a letter at the beginning of January showing his interest in Blockchain technology and the NFTS, which would be, according to him, “an important trend “In the videogame industry.
But Yoshida has said that “we saw a lot of reactions, especially from Western public, about NFTs, many comments on how NFTs are opposed.”
“I understand that our Matsuda CEO spoke about the concept of NFTs in its New Year’s message, and perhaps there is a bit of sensitivity and nervousness around this topic.”
The funny thing is that Yoshida has some curiosity about the NFTS, but in aspects “not related to Final Fantasy XIV”.
“I think the vehicle itself can potentially be something that makes the concept of video game something a little more interesting. That said, we would need a specific game design to accommodate the concept of NFTS”.
“If one day there is an opportunity to go to it in more detail, I would like to talk about it, I think there is potential to use it without going in a bad or incorrect direction.”
“But once again,” he insisted, “there will be no NFTS in FF14, so do not worry.”
In that same Stream Yoshida has also announced the return of the free MMORPG trial as of February 22. This test was withdrawn at the end of last year, as a measure to fight against the problems of congestion and queues on the servers after the successful release of Endwalker, the last expansion to date Final Fantasy XIV.