Residential developer planning for the FFXIV 7.0 story has now been completed, say director Naoki Yoshida and composer Masayoshi Soken in an episode of the Final Fantasy XIV radio show ‘From Eorzea with Love’. Following the release of the FFXIV 6.2 update and the new fan-favorite feature Island Sanctuary, Yoshida and Soken appeared on the long-running show to discuss the future of one of the best MMORPGs out there.
Speaking with the show’s host and FFXIV voice actor Yoshino Nanjou, the pair discuss some of the early details on the upcoming FFXIV expansion and some of the characters that are planned to be featured more prominently. According to a live blog from the show (via Mkillerby), the residential grind for determining the story of the next post-Endwalker expansion is now complete. Also, Yoshida says that key art for 7.0 has already been ordered.
For context, writer Natsuko Ishikawa, who was the lead story designer on both Shadowbringers and Endwalker, previously noted that the Endwalker residentials took place during the fall and winter of 2019, although some plot points were rewritten. before the expansion was finally released in November 2021.
Yoshida, Soken, and Nanjou also discussed the upcoming role of Krile, who is the most prominent FFXIV character voiced by Nanjou. A member of the Scions since the Heavensward expansion, the resourceful Lalafell quickly gained popularity with fans for her unmistakable yellow hooded jacket with large animal ears, and for her cheeky yet loving ribs towards some of the game’s long-standing cast members. .
As a prominent user of the Echo, Krile’s potential has always been high, often taking a leadership role in driving the Scion’s activities. However, she has often done so from a backseat, with fans clamoring to see her take on a more prominent role in proceedings. Yoshida said earlier this year that the team intended to pay more attention to Krile in future content, and now confirms that she will play an active role in the upcoming 7.0 expansion.
Of course, given Nanjou’s presence in the interview, he will naturally have focused specifically on Krile, so we don’t know exactly what this will translate to in the full game. However, the team hints that the Scion might finally get a new outfit in the next expansion; they also note that Krile’s ponytail has always existed, even in his initial hooded design by artist Ayumi Namae. Nanjou also says during the show that he hopes to get a chance to voice a goofy character in the future.
Yoshida also addresses that while From Eorzea with Love will come to an end after eight years, he hopes to do something special for the game’s 10th anniversary in 2023 and take on new challenges both in and out of the game.
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