Final Fantasy 14 Island Sanctuary has a weather cycle, but no full story

After a long day of killing monsters and demons, it would be nice to unwind and relax on your very own tropical island. And maybe take a vacation where you laze on the beach and harvest vegetables between naps. Soon you will be able to do this in Final Fantasy 14 thanks to the Island Sanctuary.

Revealed in the July Letter from the Producer Live Stream and coming in Update 6.2, Bright Memory, the Island Sanctuary will allow players to build a farm, generate resources, raise animals and sell products. It’s basically Stardew Valley, but in Final Fantasy 14. Producer and director Yoshi-P didn’t have much to say about the island shrine at the time, but in a new interview with Famitsu (with translation by Google), it exposes a few of the characteristics of the sanctuary of the island.

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For starters, there is no questline or story associated with the island shrine. There’s a short introductory side quest that directs you to the island, but other than that the player sets their own schedule.

Yoshi-P describes the island as “big enough” to “live there forever”. It will have its own weather system, although this weather will be mostly sunny, according to Yoshi-P. It will never snow on the island sanctuary as it is in a tropical location.

He also said the island sanctuary would have nothing to tie it to the wider game. There are no tokens or other means of exchange that players can use to obtain items from outside the Island Sanctuary, and conversely, no outside Final Fantasy 14 items can upgrade this. that the player does on the island shrine.

Yoshi-P also mentioned that there will be some level of automation possible on the island shrine, likely similar to Stardew Valley with its sprinkler systems. There will be some sort of weekly timer that resets certain aspects of the island, but Yoshi-P didn’t specify what those aspects will be.

We probably won’t have to wait too long to find out. Another Letter from the Producer live stream is scheduled for Friday, August 12, which will surely provide more details about the island sanctuary and the 6.2 update.

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