June 17, 2024

Final Fantasy 14 Dev Wants to Add the Pixel Remaster Games to the Gold Saucer

Highlights

  • The development team of Final Fantasy 14 wanted to add the Pixel Remaster series as playable games in the Gold Saucer area.
  • However, they have been unable to do so due to the complexity of running the remastered games on “middleware.”
  • Despite this, Final Fantasy 14 Director Naoki Yoshida remains positive about the idea.


The development team of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 14 has just revealed that they had wanted to implement the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series as playable games in the MMORPG’s Gold Saucer area. Final Fantasy 14‘s Gold Saucer is known to be the home of many FF-themed mini-games in the online title, so it is not surprising for the devs to want to add more of them there.

A lot of news and updates about the MMORPG has been circulating online, especially since the United States leg of the 2023 Final Fantasy 14 Fan Festival recently ended. Lucky fans who were able to attend the event got to witness firsthand the announcement of the new expansion, Dawntrail, while also getting first dibs on some anticipated details regarding the final content update for Endwalker. Up to now, interviews with the development team are showing just how much content the team has prepared for the player base, whether they start their playthrough now or some time in the future.

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As reported by GamesRadar+, Final Fantasy 14 Director Naoki Yoshida revealed in an interview that the team had been thinking of adding the Pixel Remaster series as playable games in the Gold Saucer. Square Enix fans will likely recall that the series is a collection of six games starting from the first Final Fantasy title until Final Fantasy 6, and was just released last April 2023. According to Yoshida, they had wanted to add the collection as games in the Gold Saucer to coincide with the series’ launch this year. Unfortunately, they have been unable to do so due to the remastered games being run on “middleware.”

Yoshida elaborated on the process of getting the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection into the MMORPG, sharing that they would have to create another system within the online game to play back this “middleware” so that they can run the remastered games. Obviously, this whole process is very complicated and the reason it has not been completely pursued is that the team may have other development priorities in the Final Fantasy 14 pipeline. Nevertheless, Yoshida seems to still be positive about the idea in the interview, and probably hopes they can still implement the feature in the future.

Given how fresh the announcement is of Final Fantasy 14‘s Dawntrail, these things may just be minor nice-to-knows for the MMORPG’s player base. No doubt, their full attention is already on the next expansion, with hopes that it will continue to be as good as its predecessors.

Final Fantasy 14 is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, with an Xbox Series X/S version launching in Spring 2024.

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Source: GamesRadar

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