Right this moment Sq. Enix introduced that the previously-showcased job icon for the brand new Sage job within the upcoming Last Fantasy XIV enlargement Endwalker has been modified.

Apparently, the previous design (which you could find right here, at your individual danger in trigger you’re affected) was discovered disturbing by customers affected by Trypophobia, which is the aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps.

Right this moment we study immediately from producer and director Naoki Yoshida that the design has been modified to what you’ll be able to see above.

Beneath you’ll be able to learn the total message:

Concerning the Sage Job Icon

Now then, I’d prefer to share some information concerning the icon for the brand new sage job, which was lately revealed on the Endwalker particular website.

After we launched new particulars for sage and reaper on the particular website, we additionally included their icons, not pondering that they had been significantly huge reveals. Nonetheless, we quickly acquired suggestions from gamers everywhere in the world, who advised us that the sage icon made them uncomfortable or fearful.

This aversion is called trypophobia, and those that have it really feel disgust and worry after they see clusters of small holes or bumps. The severity of the response varies between individuals, and what triggers it in some might not accomplish that in others.

However no matter such variations, you might have given us your earnest suggestions, and there’s nonetheless time to alter issues. Contemplating additionally the truth that job icons are prominently seen within the sport, and that additionally they seem on merchandise, we’ve made the choice to revamp the sage icon.

Design Idea

The design idea is unchanged, with the icon being based mostly on the 4 nouliths which kind the sage’s armament. The holes within the unique design had been added for element, however they ended up showing as a cluster. To handle the issue, the brand new icon reduces the holes whereas accentuating the design idea. Now, comparisons will inevitably be made, and a few of you might desire the unique. However we consider that designs like this are issues that develop on you as you play the job, and ask in your understanding as we head into Endwalker.

By the way, the brand new Last Fantasy XIV enlargement Endwalker will launch on November 23, 2021, for PS5, PS4, and PC. A benchmark has been launched for PC, together with the male viera character creation.

If you wish to see extra about it, you’ll be able to try the reveal of the prolonged trailer and the reaper job, and that of the male viera, areas, and launch date.

You possibly can additionally check out loads of official screenshots and artwork, the unique announcement, tons of preliminary particulars, and the primary official screenshots and artwork.

In case you’re unfamiliar with Last Fantasy XIV, it’s presently accessible for PlayStation 4, PS5, and PC. The improve to PS5 is obtainable freed from cost to those that personal the PS4 model.

You can even learn our newest interview with producer and director Naoki Yoshida, one other with composer Masayoshi Soken, and our evaluation of Shadowbringers.

We lately celebrated the tenth anniversary of the arrival of Yoshida-san as director and producer.


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