Square Enix President Outlines Final Fantasy XIV Plans to Rival WoW

Posted Tue, Dec 22, 2009 by Martuk

Square Enix's president Yoichi Wada is making a bid to rival World of Warcraft (WoW) with their upcoming MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV). In a recent interview, Wada detailed the company's huge ambition to rival WoW. Few developers have made this claim and none have as of yet been able to dethrone the reigning MMOG king.

Asked if he thought Final Fantasy XIV was a serious rival to World of Warcraft’s throne, Wada said “yes, but the flipside is that they are a tough competition.”

Wada then went on to explain the subscription and microtransaction models that will be used in FFXIV to offer players certain items the company feels they want to buy and how the game will be much more friendly and less group oriented than its predecessor Final Fantasy XI. Click here to read the full interview.


Final Fantasy XIV’s 2.2 update is getting close to release and Square Enix offers a peek at one of its new Primal Battles.

News, Official Announcements
Wed, Mar 05, 2014

Now that non-Legacy FFXIV world economies have matured a bit, Square Enix will be easing transfer restrictions on March 1st.

News, Official Announcements
Mon, Feb 24, 2014

Square Enix brings its revamped FFXIV MMORPG to Steam with a $50 off sale for the next 7 days.

News, Official Announcements
Tue, Feb 18, 2014

Square Enix has posted new details about the PlayStation 4 beta test for FFXIV starting later this month.

Beta, News, Official Announcements
Thu, Feb 13, 2014

News from around the 'Net