Final Fantasy XVI producer is clear: One Piece is what he’s most looking forward to in 2023

Naoki Yoshida, producer of Final Fantasy XVI and architect of the resurrection of Final Fantasy XIV, has confessed his greatest wish for 2023 away from video games. Besides the publication of the new installment of the saga, One Piece is moving forward, and it is that the creative is also addicted to the final arc woven by Eiichiro Oda.

“One Piece. The final saga has begun and you can already sense how things are moving with speed and strong impact,” Yoshida reveals in his Famitsu speech. “I share the joy of unleashing everything you’ve built over the years, as I felt the same when we reached the climax of Shadowbringers and Endwalker in Final Fantasy XIV. I bet Oda-sensei is having the time of his life. »

Along with his anticipation for the manga, his keywords for 2023 are “learning from the past.” “As responsible for two games in the Final Fantasy series, I want this year to be a year where I can learn from the franchise’s past and deliver new gameplay and experiences,” he says. Unsurprisingly, he also wants the release of the sixteenth episode “to be safe and full of fun for fans.”

10 years of the splendor of Eorzea

In 2023, the tenth anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV as we know it today will also be celebrated. Although the original release arrived in 2010, it wasn’t until three years later that A Realm Reborn followed suit, reviving the MMO with new backgrounds and a playable scheme.

“Far from giving up (any other company would have thoughtlessly shut down the servers and started working on another project) Wada’s company has developed a best-in-class MMORPG in just 2 years, and that has to be taken into account,” tells us in the conclusions of our analysis. “For those of us coming from version 1.0, it is awe-inspiring to contemplate what Eorzea was and what it is today. A real fantasy. Congratulations Yoshida. Now yes “. You can read the analysis at this link.

Source: Famitsu