Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida has revealed in an interview with Eurogamer that the MMORPG’s development team is already working on its next expansion. Additionally, they have a schedule for the next two years laid out, but are keeping it under wraps to avoid spoiling things.
The two year schedule is laid out – we’ve got the blueprint already, but there will be improvisation here and there. Because it’s a live game, if you try and say something about the future it’d be a spoiler – we have to protect that. It’s like a TV drama series – when’s the next season coming? We’ve got that planned internally. And of course the team is already working on the next expansion.
Yoshida also expressed his desire to open Final Fantasy XIV up to other platforms but noted that it has to have a cross-server feature as that’s at the core of the game, and something the team doesn’t want to change.
I’d like to open it up to as many platforms as possible – we want to include as many players as possible. Not just Switch – even Xbox, if it’s interested in this, we’d like to open it up. We’d like to have it on as much hardware as possible. Even though the hardware might be different, they will be playing in the same world – it has to have cross server function. That’s something that’s at the core of FFXIV, so we’d want to keep that as a policy.
Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PlayStation 3 & 4, Windows, and Mac.