9 Callbacks Final Fantasy Fans May Notice in Final Fantasy XIV

With Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.1 now live and in the hands of players, gamers are getting the chance to return to the world of Ivalice. It’s a good chance to remind existing players and those that are new to the game that despite FFXIV being a MMORPG, the game includes all of the elements that the series is known for. In fact, in several cases Final Fantasy XIV pays homage to the past with references and locations straight from Final Fantasy lore. Some of these are fairly obvious in their inclusion in a Final Fantasy game, but there are a few you might not realize make an appearance.

To learn more about what goes into including these elements in a new Final Fantasy game, we were able to get quotes from Final Fantasy lore developers Koji Fox and Banri Oda about several different elements inside Final Fantasy XIV. From the Gold Saucer to primals, here are the nine nods to the past found within the game:

For those curious about Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.1, it introduces new main scenario quests, 24-Player alliance raids, a new high-level dungeon, new side quests, housing areas, and custom deliveries. This is a massive update that will bring hours upon hours of new content to existing and returning players.

Were there any references here that you might have missed in your time with Final Fantasy XIV? Have you had a chance to try out 4.1 and if so, what do you think of Ivalice?