Once again, following the exclusive Final Fantasy XVI series of interviews, Yoshida has returned to express himself once again on the narrative independence of the next Final Fantasy XVI compared to its predecessors and, in particular, of Final Fantasy XIV, following the different questions about it.
Naoki Yoshida, the producer of the Square Enix project, is keen to reiterate it: Final Fantasy XVI and Final Fantasy XIV are two separate productions. There are no narrative links between the titles, even if the confusion of users on the subject derives from the direct involvement of Yoshida in the two chapters of the ten-year saga. It was thought, in the period immediately following the release of the first trailer for Final Fantasy XVI, that there was a connection with the counterpart due to the strong link in terms of the overall design of the adventures. In fact, the aesthetic aspect of the characters and settings, combined with the sharing of the producer for both chapters, had led to the – apparently obvious, according to some – the conclusion that there was really a connection.
However, in the course of Naoki Yoshida’s chat with Game Watch microphones, the answer to the question has come. At first he was pointed out to the strong relationship between Valisthea and Eorzea, but the producer immediately denied the connection between the two, saying that there is only the sound and nothing more. However, following the fateful question, Yoshida responded by stating the following: “I’m the kind of person who wants to convey the things the staff want to do and work hard on, so there might be people who think there is a connectionbut in reality there is none. “The rather hasty answer, also due to the fact that the argument of the correlation between the various Final Fantasy has always been the subject of various questions since the announcement of the new chapter, leaves little room for erroneous interpretations.
“Speaking of which, I would like to write in big letters that it is not related to Final Fantasy XIV“is the statement of Yoshida at the end of his short” harangue “, dispelling any doubts about the correlation between the two games. The team has returned to talk about the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI, also following the criticisms leveled on the ethnic diversity of FFXVI .