Saito: Dragon Quest X is Perfect for MMO Beginners, FFXIV is for the Hardcore; Will Last 10 or 20 Years

Many were surprised by the timing of the PC release of Dragon Quest X,  even more so because it’ll come just a month after another MMORPG by Square Enix, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, will hit the shelves. Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito isn’t too worried about internal competition, as he told Famitsu as part of an interview:

“I believe Dragon Quest X is the perfect entry point for those that play a MMO for the first time. I don’t think we can compete with the historical legacy and the rich content of Final Fantasy XI, while Final Fantasy XIV  has an user interface that makes it aimed to hardcore gamers. Dragon Quest X’s interface has less information at a glance, so it’s more user friendly right from the start.”

He also shared his plans for the future of the game and of the series:

“In the end I’d like to create a place where people that like Dragon Quest can gather. Of course we’ll add new stories, additional scenarios and new bosses to fight, but that’s not all. Our aim is to have a cozy place for people that love Dragon Quest, and that’s the most important thing. Of course the series will continue with Dragon Quest XI and Dragon Quest XII and so forth, but I’d like Dragon Quest X to continue at the same time as a world where people can also chat about Dragon Quest XI and Dragon Quest XII. I’d like Dragon Quest X to last ten or twenty years.”

That sounds like a plan, even more so now that we know that Square Enix is planning to release the game in the west. Bring it on. My body is ready, even if I’m not a beginner.