Whereas not included within the upcoming growth, Last 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, Last Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida shared extra particulars about this upcoming mode and what you may and may’t do.
Particulars 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. However we did know you could are inclined to animals and crops much like a farming sim.
Talking with IGN, Yoshida elaborated additional by explaining in Japanese it is vaguely known as “pioneering of a abandoned island” which the staff translated into Island Sanctuary. “There are parts of pioneering and constructing issues,” Yoshida revealed. “So you’ll have a facility that you simply construct or a farm you could domesticate or you may have animals there.” However so far as any ties to the primary sport, it is utterly elective.
“You may go away 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 individual, that is completely high-quality as nicely.” There’s additionally a social component to Island Sanctuary the place you may invite associates 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 are not any goals, however that is meant to be a type of reprieve. And whereas gamers have residence estates already they’ll customise, Yoshida added that “With Island Sanctuary we’re making an attempt to perform issues you could’t do in your common property.”
It is going to 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.
Last Fantasy 14 is on a scorching streak, celebrating 24 million registered gamers in 2021. For extra, take a look at IGN’s full hands-on preview for Last Fantasy 14: Endwalker.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor. You may attain him @lawoftd.