While not included within the upcoming growth, Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker will obtain a post-launch patch with a brand new mode that vaguely appears like Stardew Valley or Animal Crossing known as Island Sanctuary. In an interview with IGN, Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida shared extra particulars about this upcoming mode and what you possibly can and might’t do.
Details for the Island Sanctuary mode stay sparse, particularly since it is not deliberate to be launched till after the Endwalker growth is launched in November. But we did know that you may are inclined to animals and crops just like a farming sim.
Speaking with IGN, Yoshida elaborated additional by explaining in Japanese it is vaguely known as “pioneering of a abandoned island” which the group translated into Island Sanctuary. “There are parts of pioneering and constructing issues,” Yoshida revealed. “So you’ll have a facility that you just construct or a farm that you may domesticate or you possibly can have animals there.” But as far as any ties to the principle sport, it is utterly non-compulsory.
“You can depart it as-is if you wish to let the weeds develop uncontrolled, that is completely high quality. Or if you wish to go there and make it your personal, that is completely high quality as properly.” There can also be a social ingredient to Island Sanctuary the place you possibly can invite pals and “idly chat,” if you happen to so need.
Yoshida joked that hardcore raid content material gamers would possibly discover the mode “pointless” since there aren’t any targets, however that is meant to be a sort of reprieve. And whereas gamers have house estates already they will customise, Yoshida added that “With Island Sanctuary we’re making an attempt to perform issues that you may’t do in your common property.”
It will probably be some time till we are able to lastly see Island Sanctuary in motion, however a social-focused mode divorced from the MMORPG grind sounds fairly interesting.
Final Fantasy 14 is on a scorching streak, celebrating 24 million registered players in 2021. For extra, try IGN’s full hands-on preview for Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can attain him @lawoftd.