Latest Naoki Yoshida News

FFXIV director hits Twitch to share his coffee cookie recipe and drink wine
FFXIV director hits Twitch to share his coffee cookie recipe and drink wine
Just when I thought Final Fantasy XIV's director and producer Naoki Yoshida couldn't get any cooler, he goes and pours himself a glass of wine and starts hosting a cooking show on Twitch.
Square Enix shows Final Fantasy 14 running on PS5 for the first time
Square Enix shows Final Fantasy 14 running on PS5 for the first time
Square Enix has shown off Final Fantasy 14 running on a PlayStation 5 for the first time. Final Fantasy 14 producer and director Naoki Yoshida revealed 16 minutes of footage of the PS5 version during Square Enix's latest Letter from the Producer livestream (thanks, Gematsu). You can check the footage out in the video below (skip to the one hour and 19 minutes mark): Read more
Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker: Director Naoki Yoshida Q&A
Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker: Director Naoki Yoshida Q&A
Every two years since 2013’s A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy XIV has received a new expansion.
Final Fantasy 14 Might Still Come to Xbox Eventually, Producer Suggests
Final Fantasy 14 Might Still Come to Xbox Eventually, Producer Suggests
"The sole factors are the workload and the order of steps," says Naoki Yoshida.
Naoki Yoshida says it’s riskier not to end Final Fantasy XIV’s ten-year story
Naoki Yoshida says it’s riskier not to end Final Fantasy XIV’s ten-year story
Around eight years ago, Square Enix launched Final Fantasy XIV's A Realm Reborn reboot, a new beginning to put an end to the MMORPG's underwhelming start to life.
Final Fantasy 14 Director Won't Share Whether Future Storylines Will be Shorter
Final Fantasy 14 Director Won't Share Whether Future Storylines Will be Shorter
Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker director Naoki Yoshida reflects on the long road the MMORPG has taken to its upcoming conclusion.
Final Fantasy XIV Could Go At Least Five More Years, Director Says
Final Fantasy XIV Could Go At Least Five More Years, Director Says
Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida recently spoke about the future of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game with The Washington Post, saying that at its current growth rate, users can expect the online world to continue expanding with new content for at least five more years, if not indefinitely. Read more...
Final Fantasy 14 Has Plans for At Least 5 More Years of Content, But Might Not Come to Xbox Anytime Soon
Final Fantasy 14 Has Plans for At Least 5 More Years of Content, But Might Not Come to Xbox Anytime Soon
Final Fantasy 14 producer Naoki Yoshida says the development team's condensed schedule doesn't leave much room for working on ports for other platforms.
The main protagonist of Final Fantasy 16 is called Clive
The main protagonist of Final Fantasy 16 is called Clive
Square Enix has pulled back the curtain on Final Fantasy 16's setting and setup, and confirmed the name of its main protagonist: Clive. Clive Rosfield, to give him his full name, is the young knight and the tattooed man in the Final Fantasy 16 Awakening trailer, producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed in a post on the PlayStation Blog. "The firstborn son of the Archduke of Rosaria, Clive is a Shield who protects his younger brother Joshua, the Dominant of the Phoenix," Yoshida said. Read more
Final Fantasy 16: Heroes, World and Story Detailed
Final Fantasy 16: Heroes, World and Story Detailed
Square Enix producer Naoki Yoshida has detailed the world and story of Final Fantasy XVI, and introduced us to heroes Clive, Joshua, and Jill.
Introducing the world and characters of Final Fantasy XVI
Introducing the world and characters of Final Fantasy XVI
Hello everyone! This is Naoki Yoshida, producer for Final Fantasy XVI.
Final Fantasy 14 will be playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility
Final Fantasy 14 will be playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility
Final Fantasy 14 will be playable on PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility, Square Enix has confirmed. While Sony has suggested most PS4 games will work on PS5 via back compat (the new console is "99 per cent" backward compatible with the thousands of PS4 games Sony has tested on it, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said in an interview with The Washington Post last month), it's good to get confirmation of FF14's status from Square Enix. Producer and director Naoki Yoshida said when you play the PlayStation 4 version of the MMO on PS5, you'll be able to use the in-game PS4 Pro display settings (FF14 on PS4 Pro lets you choose between a 4K mode and a performance mode), and the PS5 will "ensure quick load times".
FF14’s Naoki Yoshida is working on Final Fantasy 16 after all
FF14’s Naoki Yoshida is working on Final Fantasy 16 after all
It turns out that Final Fantasy 14's producer Naoki Yoshida is working on the next Final Fantasy game.
Final Fantasy XVI announced for PS5
Final Fantasy XVI announced for PS5
Final Fantasy XVI producer (that’s right, just producer) Naoki Yoshida here.
How Final Fantasy 14 clawed its way back from disaster to become 2020's best MMO
How Final Fantasy 14 clawed its way back from disaster to become 2020's best MMO
For the seventh anniversary of its relaunch, we spoke to game director Naoki Yoshida about FF14's incredible comeback and ongoing success.
Final Fantasy 14's big 5.3 patch opens up the path to new players
Final Fantasy 14's big 5.3 patch opens up the path to new players
It's been almost seven years since the release of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, a game whose story has been recounted countless times, after putting Naoki Yoshida in the director's chair, who since pulled the game from the brink of disaster with the release of A Realm Reborn.
Final Fantasy 14's free trial is now ridiculously generous, includes up to the end of its first expansion
Final Fantasy 14's free trial is now ridiculously generous, includes up to the end of its first expansion
We talk to game director and producer Naoki Yoshida about Final Fantasy 14's reworked base story campaign and much bigger free trial.
Final Fantasy 14 director says he doesn't anticipate further delays due to the coronavirus
Final Fantasy 14 director says he doesn't anticipate further delays due to the coronavirus
After patch 5.3 was pushed back two months, Naoki Yoshida says the team won't try and play catch up.
Patch 5.3 for Final Fantasy XIV now has a release date
Patch 5.3 for Final Fantasy XIV now has a release date
In August, fans will finally be able to venture into new adventures in Final Fantasy XIV.