Source – Speaking earlier at Game Developers Conference (GDC) China, Square Enix SVP Hiromichi Tanaka described steps the company is taking to make improvements to its latest MMO. In his GDC China Keynote in Shanghai, Tanaka said, “It’s a pity, but we haven’t reached the expectations of the players. And of course we are working on it.”
This portion of his speech, aimed at the show’s Chinese attendees, centered on how the company’s Chinese partner Shanda is offering feedback on the game which will help improve the game for all audiences.
Shanda is evaluating the game (which has not yet launched in this territory) and gathering feedback which it is sending to Square Enix — which the company, apparently, will use alongside from feedback from audiences in the West and Japan, where the game has already launched as a retail product.
Said Tanaka, “We’ll make every effort to increase the fun and quality of the game. The proposal from Shanda [takes into account] not only the requirements and feelings of Chinese players, but I think it’s good feedback overall for global players. We can update this Chinese feedback into our global system. After the improvement process, we’ll try to present this game to the Chinese players.” Read more at the source.
I am actually quite enraged about this whole saga and Square Enix’s hidden agenda to sell FFXIV by purely using the game’s franchise popularity thinking that modern gamers are actually blind followers. Looking into my cabinet, I am wondering what to do with these 2 sealed copies…