Whereas not included within the upcoming growth, Remaining Fantasy 14: Endwalker will obtain a post-launch patch with a brand new mode that vaguely seems like Stardew Valley or Animal Crossing referred to as Island Sanctuary. In an interview with IGN, Remaining Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida shared extra particulars about this upcoming mode and what you possibly can 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 which you can are likely to animals and crops just like a farming sim.
Talking with IGN, Yoshida elaborated additional by explaining in Japanese it is vaguely referred to as “pioneering of a abandoned island” which the crew translated into Island Sanctuary. “There are components of pioneering and constructing issues,” Yoshida revealed. “So you’d have a facility that you just construct or a farm which you can domesticate or you possibly can have animals there.” However so far as any ties to the principle recreation, it is utterly optionally available.
“You may go away it as-is if you wish to let the weeds develop uncontrolled, that is completely tremendous. Or if you wish to go there and make it your individual, that is completely tremendous as effectively.” There’s additionally a social ingredient to Island Sanctuary the place you possibly can invite associates and “idly chat,” in the event you so want.
Yoshida joked that hardcore raid content material gamers may discover the mode “pointless” since there are not any goals, 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 which you can’t do in your common property.”
It will likely 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.
Remaining Fantasy 14 is on a sizzling streak, celebrating 24 million registered gamers in 2021. For extra, try IGN’s full hands-on preview for Remaining Fantasy 14: Endwalker.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor. You may attain him @lawoftd.