Final Fantasy XIV Screenshots Show Character Customization and Sliders. New Letter from the Producer Live Dated.

on May 17, 2013 3:55 PM

When I wrote my hands-on preview of phases one and two of the beta of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, I stated that character creation was pretty god, but didn’t evolve much from the first FFXIV. There definitely was room for improvement.

Today Square Enix posted a new developers’ blog post by Localization Team Lead Michael Christoper Koji Fox showing that much of that room for improvement has been covered.

In the screenshots (that you can find in the gallery below) we see new hairstyles for males and females (including long ones, that are always very much in demand in MMORPGs), new tattoos, new color options, and sliders for ear size and height.

The post obviously hints to more slider-based customization being implemented with the question “What else could there be a slider for!?”

I’m personally going to guess breast size. While you make your own guess you can check out the gallery at the bottom of this post.

In addition to the character customization screenshots the publisher also announced the next Letter from the Producer Live webcast with Naoki Yoshida. It will broadcast on May the 30th at 1 PM GMT (8 AM EST) and Yoshida-san will talk about the beta test and the official release of the game.

If you want to send your own questions, you can post them on the official forum or send a tweet during the event at @FF_XIV_EN using the hashtag #XIVLive.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.