The director of Final Fantasy 14 has addressed the killing of characters during the upcoming Endwalker expansion.
Speaking to GamesRadar+ in a recent interview, Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida addressed concerns that Endwalker might kill off fan-favorite characters. Yoshida tells us: “The story of Hedlin and the Zodiac is coming to a close, so there’s going to be a big climax at the end of it. As we approach that climax, we need to think about how How the stages of that progress unfold, but we don’t feel, for example, that we need to eliminate a character as part of it.”
“If a character dies that doesn’t indicate the end of the whole story or the end of everything that happens there. So I think that’s one aspect that we do differently when it comes to building and developing a story.” think.”
Yoshida continues: “The players as well as the players are going to face their biggest challenge in Endwalker, so there are going to be very tough trials and tribulations ahead, and so I’ll be very happy if you don’t have ‘Oh, Maybe this character is going to die’, rather focus on the acts of all the Warriors of Light, as well as their companions wielding their powers and energy together to combat the great difficulty they end up with. Let’s face the story.”
In fact, Yoshida wanted to reiterate that Endwalker is not the end of the Final Fantasy 14 saga, but merely the end of the Hedlin and Zodiac story that began in A Realm Reborn. “We’re closing that big saga, but players can rest assured that this isn’t going to be the end of Final Fantasy 14. A new story will begin from 6.1.”
After Endwalker ends, there’s going to be a lot more adventure in store for the Scions, and from the sounds of things, there’s probably a happy ending in store for each of our Scions.
Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker launches next month on November 23 for PC, PS4 and PS5. For an in-depth dive into our hands-on impressions of the upcoming expansion as well as several locations and new expansion additions, visit our full Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker preview.
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