Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Jan 11, 2024

Shuhei Yoshida chats with FINAL FANTASY XVI Producer Naoki Yoshida. Together they discuss his career and what led to him helping relaunch FINAL FANTASY XIV and eventually producing the newest entry in the series; the key decisions they made with FINAL FANTASY XVI with their approach to story and gameplay; how they navigated the pandemic and how it impacted development; and his thoughts on what young game developers looking to break into the industry can do to prepare themselves. The audio version of this interview is entirely in Japanese. To watch the subtitled version, please visit our YouTube channel. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving us a rating and review.

The Game Maker's Notebook is sponsored by Xsolla. To learn more, go to