Final Fantasy XIV Adding Same-Sex Marriage

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV will be receiving new content in the near future, including same sex marriage options.

Speaking during an E3 livestream producer Naoki Yoshida revealed that the popular MMORPG will be receiving a new patch (2.4) that will serve the purpose of adding in the Rogue class and its connected Ninja job as well as opening up the game’s marriage options so that any two willing characters can marry without having to worry about restrictions like race, nation or gender.

While the class additions will obviously be of interest to many players, much of the response to this patch is understandably aimed at the new same sex marriage options, which are increasingly becoming a more common standard among many MMOs. Final Fantasy XIV joining the club, in turn, could be seen as a definite step forward for the game, especially in the light of Square Enix’s less than enthusiastic response to the idea just a few years ago.

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4 Comments on Final Fantasy XIV Adding Same-Sex Marriage

Mandy Toksvig

On June 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

A step forward how? It’s a completely superficial addition that has no tangible gameplay effect whatsoever. It’s by far the least important feature mentioned during the livestream and is only there to appease the LGBT lobby for no reason other than to hope they shut their self-victimizing traps for a couple of minutes.

Dach

On June 11, 2014 at 3:10 pm

I didn’t even know we could get married in that game, I was too busy punching dragons.

Is this like the folks who only play the game to craft stuff?

Are you going to be able to eventually set up merchant shops and have your own monopoly over the markets of the game world with your husband/wife?

And more importantly:
when this player run one-world economy comes to fruition will I be able to roll in with a group of marauders on chocobos and hassle shopkeepers like those biker gangs in 70′s films?

fethski

On June 11, 2014 at 8:39 pm

It’s called role-playing. Some people like to do it.

Dach

On June 15, 2014 at 1:13 am

@fethski

Yeah. . . no sh!t, boy-yoh.

That’s why I joking suggested the concept of myself forming a marauding chocobo-rider gang to hassle the player run shopkeeps. No rational, spreadsheet using min-maxer would every do something so far outside the grind.

I see the people who play the game only to craft things as missing out on the overarching story and actually, you know, role-playing. Exploring wild lands and facing down exotic monsters is always going to trump getting my craftsmanship or perception abilities up so that I can finally make that high-quality doublet that I’ll sell for a quarter-million gil.

I was simply stating my shock in the original post that I was not aware you even could get married in this game. I added a joke for flair but clearing that did not transition well into the realm of text.