LOS ANGELES (Mar. 15, 2016) – In the final entry of the FINAL FANTASY® XIV developer diary series, the visual design team details their approach in the creation and implementation of new landscapes and environments, as well as the introduction of flying mounts for the acclaimed expansion pack.
Key members of the visual design team include lead designer Takeo Suzuki, lead background artist Junichi Murata, character artist Yuji Mitsuishi, and lead animator Shinya Ichida. In this video, they explain their goals in creating an amazing player experience, the creative process from conception to implementation, and the challenges they faced in order to expand the world of FINAL FANTASY XIV.
FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, the all-in-one bundle, which includes both A Realm Reborn® and Heavensward™, is available on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Windows PC, and Mac. The FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward expansion pack is available as a standalone purchase on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, and Windows PC for $39.99. A free 30-day trial is included for new FINAL FANTASY XIV accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at $12.99.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at http://www.esrb.org/ for more information about ratings.
For more information on FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward, visit: http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/.
Source: Square Enix Press Release