There’s a brand new Final Fantasy XIV Backstage Investigators Developers’ Blog, and this one will get into occasion planning. Specifically, Square Enix Community Planner Takeshi Kato talked about how the FFXIV Digital Fan Fest 2021 got here collectively in May 2021. The dialogue went over how the determination was made to carry a digital occasion and set up it. Kato additionally defined how Sound Director Masayoshi Soken’s concept to do the FFXIV Twinning meme dance ended up changing into the occasion’s “reckless demand.”

Kato started by explaining how the occasion got here to be. Square Enix began planning the European, Japanese, and North American dwell and in-person occasions in September 2019. Once the COVID-19 pandemic occurred, the group needed to rethink plans. Kato then stated the determination to carry a digital occasion was made and concentrate on “stage events and digital activities.” He famous, “However, we looked through the comments and found players who were trying Eorzea Café recipes while viewing stage events, taking screenshots, completing Moogle Treasure Festival content, purchasing all sorts of merchandise… I truly felt that our players were having a blast during the two-day celebration.”

Kato then had this to say about the FFXIV Twinning meme dance and the way it ended up included into the Digital Fan Fest in May 2021.

I discussed “reckless demands” earlier, and we truly had a kind of at the Fan Festival too.

Sound Director Soken wished to do the dance from the Twinning meme and requested for particular employees members to take part. For some motive, the request was forwarded to me via Project Manager M, so I needed to relay the request to members of the Development group, even my boss! I didn’t have to bounce, so I simply stored a straight face as I went round relaying the message.

On the different hand, the variety of dance rehearsals progressively elevated to greater than what was initially proposed, which meant we had further studio charges… as the individual overseeing the Fan Festival finances, I feel that was the true “reckless demand.” 

Final Fantasy XIV is accessible for the PS4, PS5, and PC. Its subsequent occasion will likely be the 14-hour broadcast on July 9, 2021.