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Behind the Realm Reborn

Naoki Yoshida  |  Corporate Executive, Square Enix Co. Ltd.


Location: Room 135, North Hall

Format: Session
Track: DesignProduction
Vault Recording: Video


Final Fantasy XIV was successfully relaunched as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn in 2013 after the inauspicious release in 2010 - a first in MMORPG history. In this presentation, Naoki Yoshida will analyze the causes of the initial failures, and disclose some of the behind-the-scenes decisions/thoughts surrounding the importance of a relaunch, the creation of an MMORPG title within the short span of 2 years and 9 months, and the commitment to a specific business model.

Takeaway

By sharing our findings in areas of motivating staff, building player community trust, as well as the producer's unique methods, we hope to help effectively identify and manage critical points in creating an online game.

Intended Audience

Game producers, directors, project managers, game designers, etc.