While Naoki Yoshida has been at Square Enix for fifteen years, he rose to public fame primarily because of the continued success of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and its expansions. Square Enix even appointed him because the producer for the following mainline Final Fantasy game (XVI), as a result of launch subsequent Summer.

In a latest interview with Inverse, Yoshida expressed his ideas on the way forward for gaming, corresponding to Virtual Reality and quantum computing.

If we expect by way of the following decade, the event and unfold of latest gadgets — corresponding to VR chips — could give approach to revolutionary game experiences. I’d thought this might occur a bit sooner, however I consider it’d’ve been delayed by a number of years because of the scarcity of semiconductors attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic and different components. […]

This (quantum computing) would dramatically improve server efficiency and parts that might be simulated. That might result in the creation of a residing world that resembles actuality, and even new concepts that create an precise on-line world. There is the likelihood that game growth types will drastically change and culminate in a significant turning level not just for video video games however on a regular basis life itself.

Naoki Yoshida concluded the interview by sharing his want to create a model new MMORPG from scratch earlier than retiring.

I’m a game designer, so I all the time have a number of concepts for video games. I can not discuss them right here, however I feel that goes for any game designer. I’m the type of one that’s pleased so long as they will make video games, so whereas there isn’t something specifically, I often assume that I want to make yet one more MMORPG title, from scratch, earlier than I die.

Yoshida is presently 49 years previous, so there’s nonetheless loads of time to do this.