Final Fantasy XIV finally gets same-sex marriage

Joseph McCormick June 11, 2014
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The developer of the Final Fantasy computer games Sqaure Enix, has announced that same-sex marriage is finally coming to the fourteenth instalment of the series.

Speaking via a translator, the game’s director and producer Naoki Yoshida said that same-sex couples will be able to marry in the game.

Yoshida said: “People within Eorzea will be able to pledge their eternal love and or friendship in a ceremony of eternal bonding. And this will be open to people regardless of race, creed, and gender. Two players…if they want to be together, in Eorzea, they can-through this eternal bonding ceremony.”

“We discussed it… and we realized: within Eorzea, why should there be restrictions on who pledges their love or friendship to each other? And so we decided to go this way.”

A representative of Square Enix that makes the game first announced the change in a video recording back in 2012: “As for same-sex marriage, this is an extremely controversial topic that has been under discussion in the MMO world for the past few years.

“As you know, each country has a different way of thinking. So first we would like to start out with opposite-sex marriage, and then consider the feedback from our players in order to make a careful decision.I can’t say whether or not it will be possible at this point in time. I’d like to keep dialog open with our players as we deliberate the matter.”

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