An enterprising user on the Square-Enix
forums has translated a lengthy interview with Final Fantasy XIV
producer Naoki Yoshida
, Final Fantasy XI
producer Akihiko Matsui
, and Dragon Quest X
producer Yousuke Saito
. The piece originally ran on 4gamer.net, and it focuses on everything from the three developers' backgrounds to what makes an MMORPG fun.
Yoshida also drops a few hints about A Realm Reborn's
player numbers, which include approximately 1.8 million accounts and 500,000 daily active users worldwide.