Director says Final Fantasy XIV is not Metaverse

The Metaverse, or the idea itself, leaves a bad taste in some people’s mouths – literally (ie: Coca-Cola “Pixel Flavor”) and figuratively. Now Naoki Yoshida, Director Final Fantasy XIVTaking the popular MMORPG away from the inevitable metaverse.

In a recent interview with Weekly Bunchon (Translated by siliconera), Yoshida talked about the comments he and his fan team received in comparison Final Fantasy XIV to metaverse. These comments stem from the fact that PC gamers have been able to create their own avatars, play and connect with their friends in games like Star Fantasy Online And world of cans For over 20 years, they’ve been living in the metaverse before it became a buzzword. Yoshida, however, said he did not see Final Fantasy XIV Like the metaverse because it doesn’t connect the concept with entertainment.

β€œI see the metaverse as a system that replaces reality with a virtual world. So I don’t think metaverse has anything in common with entertainment,” Yoshida says. β€œIn the metaverse I’m thinking of, people will be able to use an avatar in real life, walk around Shinjuku or go shopping, just like in real life. Although it might be fun, there’s no entertainment there.” Interesting in our real-world systems?” That’s how I feel.

Several gaming companies have invested in global virtual reality in recent months, including my employer, Square Enix. at new year messagePresident Yosuke Matsuda has expressed interest in developing games that include the metaverse and its elements, including NFT technology and blockchain, which has sparked a debate among fans who don’t want to “play for the sake of contributing.”

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Yoshida said he prefers to create something entertaining in virtual reality that isn’t exactly Metaverse. However, he did not mention any plans regarding such a project.

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