Today Square Enix broadcasted the test stream for tomorrow’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Letter from the Producer Live, and something quite interesting and hilarious happened towards the end of the stream (you can see it in the video below around the 37 minutes mark).
Sound Director Masayoshi Soken is on the scene wearing a mortarboard, that happens to be the signature element of the typical costume of the Scholar job (that was already teased in the past) in previous Final Fantasy games. Suddenly Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida enters (while shaving) and they starts talking about on how that’s about the Scholar (“Gakusha” in Japanese). A representative of the PR team tries to stop them, but Yoshida-san scolds him and has him sit in Seiza (the Japanese formal sitting position) to apologize, only to have the PR representative express his sorrow for having messy hair.
I would say that unless this is all a very elaborate joke, the presence of an unannounced Scholar job in the game is to be considered almost confirmed.
In addition to that, the video also shares some more details about the Before Meteor: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack blu-ray about which I reported yesterday. The disc will include 104 tracks for over six hours of music. It will also come with all tracks in MP3 format.
Below you can see the recorded video itself (courtesy of Youtube user nasslan87), and the cover of the Before Meteor soundtrack, together with a render of the Dalamud minion that will be given as a bonus for its purchase.
The Letter from the Producer Live will be broadcasted tomorrow at 6 AM PDT. As usual you can expect a recap here on DualShockers right after the end of the livestream.