Last night, another Final Fantasy XIV Producer Letter was broadcasted live. During the event, Famitsu got a chance to interview the producer Naoki Yoshida and the assistant director Hiroshi Takai. As they talked about the upcoming updates, Famitsu asked about the promised marriage system, which was teased for the game back in 2012.
The marriage system has been a very hot topic among the developers, said Hiroshi Takai. Weddings will be taking place at the “Sanctum of the Twelwe”, cathedral near Gridania. Currently the team is finalizing the system, and bride outfits and such are still in the works, added Yoshida. He also promised players will be soon able to marry their loved ones in-game, but the service won’t be available in the Patch 2.3, but perhaps soon after it.
The divorce system was also discussed: according to Yoshida, the player has 24 hours to cancel his/her decision. It will be as simple as deleting the ring.
There wasn’t any talk about same-sex marriage or possible limits of the system during the interview. However, in an earlier producer live letter it was stated that the same-sex marriage would be “extremely controversial topic”. We have to note that those comments were from 2012. After it, the same-sex marriage has been legalized in some states of US, France and UK. According to the official statement, it’s up to players and their feedback will there be changes to the system.
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. 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. -A statement from 2012, Source.
What do you think about this? Should there be a possibility for everyone to get married in the game? Yes or no? Why not? Why yes?
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