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During the Letter from the Producer Live showcase for the upcoming 6.1 patch for Final Fantasy XIV, there was a questions-and-answers phase with producer/director Naoki Yoshida, world group producer Toshio Murouchi, and Kathryn Cwynar from the English Localization. During that phase, the crew reveals that former English translator Koji Fox has moved on from XIV and is presently engaged on Final Fantasy FF XVI.
Koji Fox is one in every of Square Enix’s most prolific American translators, having been with the corporate because the early 2000s. His work on the localization and translation for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and its expansions have obtained reward from followers. However, Fox hasn’t been within the lead position in a number of the most up-to-date expansions, with Cwynar taking the lead post-Shadowbringers.
It seems the rationale why Fox is not the lead translator for FF XIV is that Fox is simply too busy engaged on FF XVI. But he’s nonetheless on the FF XIV translation and localization crew for supervising and advising.
Final Fantasy XVI is the following mainline title for the distinguished Final Fantasy collection, first introduced in 2020. Since that preliminary announcement, information on the game has been very minimal. Producer Naoki Yoshida promised extra info for the game can be revealed in 2021, however that 12 months got here and went with no new information. Yoshida then apologized for the dearth of reports, and promise new info for the game will probably be revealed in spring 2022.