- Sony Computer Entertainment Europe French Community Manager Aurelie Reman
shared an interview today covering the past, present, and future of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn below.
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launches tomorrow on PS3. To celebrate the launch, PlayStation.Blog sat down with Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida to talk over A Realm Reborn's long gestation and epic ambitions.
Which element of A Realm Reborn is most going to surprise PlayStation players?
I think one of the big things will be the amazing graphics, which really push the limits of PS3's technical capabilities, as well as the fact that this is an MMORPG experience. Also, MMORPGs are most usually controlled using a keyboard and mouse, but our Cross Hot Bar system we've developed specifically for the DualShock allows for smooth and exciting play, so that's another area of interest for PS3 players.
What improvements have you made since the original PC release of Final Fantasy XIV?
I think that improvements can be roughly split into three areas: to regain the trust of the players, to fundamentally rebuild the game experience from the ground up, and - most...