Naoki Yoshida: Regaining the trust of Final Fantasy fans will take a “long time”

By: Erren Van Duine


Perhaps the greatest mind over at Square Enix right now is Final Fantasy XIV’s producer/director Naoki Yoshida, and it’s easy to see why.

Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, the humble creator took the time to touch upon some sensitive subjects. More specifically, the visible damage done to the Final Fantasy brand itself.

“Losing your fans’ trust is very easy thing to do. Regaining it is very hard,” Yoshida said. “We believe Final Fantasy XIV is a starting point, and that players joining us will think ‘oh wow, this is great, I’ll see what they can do with Final Fantasy XV or XVI.’ Over a long time we’ll try and regain their trust, but it is something we as a company must put effort into, long-term.”

“That doesn’t mean we’re not going to try to get people’s trust back with this one game,” he added.

Source: Nova Crystallis

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