FINAL FANTASY XIV creative team offer insights into the game’s allure
New Video Series Kicks Off with Artistry of Music and Sound
LONDON (2nd March 2016) – Heralding another successful season of FINAL FANTASY XIV’s unprecedented success, a new video series introduced today offers an inside look at the creative team and their inspirations in cultivating a rich and vibrant online world.
The first in the series highlights the creative mastery that goes into the highly acclaimed music and sound design of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Heavensward™. This video spotlights how the music and in-game sound effects play an integral role in bringing the world of Eorzea to life. Masayoshi Soken, Lead Composer and Sound Director, explains that “Dragonsong”, the main theme song for the expansion-pack composed by legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu, inspired the score for Heavensward. Sound designers, Yousuke Nakashima and Go Kinuya, also discuss the making of key sound effects to create an immersive experience, ranging from realistic monster grunts to unique battle sounds.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward Chapter One: Sound Design can be viewed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/PVhoSJW8ti8
FINAL FANTASY XIV: HEAVENSWARD is available now on the PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®4 system and on Windows PC. For newcomers, an all-in-one bundle including both the award-winning FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn and FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward is also available now. A free 30-day trial is included for new accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at £7.69 / 10.99 €. Those who have not yet had the chance to try FINAL FANTASY XIV Online can do so by downloading the 14 day free trial for PC here;http://www.ffxiv-freetrial.com/en/ or, for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 directly from the PlayStation Network.
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