Final Fantasy XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka recently spoke with the Playstaion Blog about the upcoming MMO. He didn’t reveal much, but there was one interesting little tidbit of information. Until now, Square-Enix has been a bit sketchy on whether or not players of the current Final Fantasy XI would be able to transfer existing characters into the new game.
While nothing has been confirmed, Tanaka did propose one idea that would allow existing players to transfer names, but not conlict with the new game or cause any name overlaps. Tanaka’s idea is simply to force players carrying over a name from XI to use a surname. “Players can keep their main name, but they can add something else to their surname — that way players with overlapping names can keep their names from FFXI, but they can add something on to it to make it unique,” Said Tanaka.
It’s certainly an interesting idea, and would take care of some of the issues Square-Enix has mentioned. But the bigger question is would players be up for it? Would you want to pick a second name, or would it just be easier to create a new name all together? Post in the comments below and let us know what you think.